crazy ant, Paratrechina longicornis  (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - 5313062

crazy ant
Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: The antennae 12-segments without a club, extremely long. Ant worker is relatively small (2.3-3 mm); all workers are monomorphic and have only one node between the propodeum and the gaster. The scape and basal segment of the antenna, is extraordinarily long with the apex surpassing the posterior border of the head by at least one-half the scape length. Eyes are elliptical, strongly convex. Legs are long. Petiole is wedge-shaped, with a broad base, and inclined forward. No sting but possesses a small round terminal orifice surrounded by a fringe of setae, or hairs, the acedipore. Body has long, coarse, well scattered, suberect to erect, greyish or whitish setae. Head, thorax, petiole, and gaster are dark brown to blackish; the body often has faint bluish iridescence; Carnarvon, Western Australia.
Image type: Museum
Image view: Dorsal / Abaxial / Back
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

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Country: Australia

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