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Species Paratrechina longicornis - Longhorn Crazy Ant

Small fast ant - Paratrechina longicornis - female Small fast ant - Paratrechina longicornis - female Small fast ant - Paratrechina longicornis - female Paratrechina longicornis - female small ant - Paratrechina longicornis Paratrechina longicornis Ants on a palm frond - Paratrechina longicornis Paratrechina longicornis? - Paratrechina longicornis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Lasiini
Genus Paratrechina
Species longicornis (Longhorn Crazy Ant)
Other Common Names
Slender Crazy Ant (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paratrechina longicorni (Latreille)
Orig. COmb: Formica longicornis Latreille, 1802
Explanation of Names
longicornis - Latin for 'long horn' (2)
Numbers
1 Nearctic sp. (adventive)
Identification
Bluish reflections characteristic of this species.
Range
adventive and widespread across so. US (CA-FL-VA), with records as north to se. Canada
may be the world's most widespread ant species (Wetterer 2008); native to the Old World tropics, (prob. originated from SE Asia or Melanesia)
Print References
Trager JC. 1984. A revision of the genus Paratrechina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the continental United States. Sociobiology 9: 51-162.
Wetterer JK 2008. Worldwide spread of the longhorn crazy ant, Paratrechina longicornis (Hymenoptera: Formicidea). Myrmecological News 11: 137-149.
Internet References
Fact sheet - J.C. Nickerson & K.A. Barbara, UF - 2012
Works Cited
1.Exotic ants in Florida
Deyrup M., Davis L., Cover S. 2000. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 126: 293-326.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.