Other Common Names
Slender Crazy Ant (1)
, Black Crazy Ant (TISI), Long-legged Crazy ANt
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paratrechina longicorni (Latreille)
Orig. Comb: Formica longicornis Latreille, 1802
1 Nearctic sp. (adventive)
Bluish reflections characteristic of this species.
adventive and widespread across so. US (CA-FL-VA), with (indoor?) 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)
a common pest ant in houses and seem peculiarly adapted to the interior and immediate vicinity of human habitations - AntWeb
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.
Wetterer et al. 1999. Ecological dominance by Paratrechina longicornis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an invasive tramp ant, in Biosphere 2. Florida Entomologist 82(3): 381-388.
- J.C. Nickerson & K.A. Barbara, UF - 2015