Image Number: 5313065

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. Col: M.Widmer (DAWA) May 2003.
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Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Paratrechina
Subject: Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille)
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Thursday, October 11, 2007
Image last updated:
Monday, December 17, 2007