Paratrechina docilis,

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 45

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179222

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C2878B-FFEA-FFEE-F3D4-D6BE331EFDF5

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scientific name

Paratrechina docilis
status

 

Paratrechina docilis  (Forel 1908 b). NEW STATUS.

Prenolepis vividula  subsp. docilis Forel 1908 b: 402  . [w syntypes examined, MHNG; São Paulo, Brazil].

Paratrechina (Nylanderia) vividula  subsp. docilis (Forel)  . Emery 1925: 223.

Nylanderia vividula docilis (Forel)  . Kempf 1972: 168.

Pararechina vividula docilis  (Forel). Brandão 1991: 368.

Forel’s P. docilis  , described from southeastern Brazil and recorded in eastern Paraguay from a variety of forest habitats, cannot be considered conspecific with the cosmopolitan tramp species P. v i vi d u l a (Nylander). Paratrechina vividula  is likely native to North America (Trager 1984) and has not been recorded from Paraguay. Several consistent morphological differences separate the workers of the two forms. The pilosity on the antennal scapes of P. vividula  is fine, sparse, and shorter in length than the width of the scape, whereas the pilosity on the scapes of P. docilis  is stout, black, and at least as long as the width of the scape. The gastric pubescence of P. docilis  is sparser than that of P. vividula  , and color of P. d o c i l i s is normally a clear orange-yellow, lighter than the testaceous to brown color range seen in P. vividula  .

NEW

University of Newcastle

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Paratrechina

Loc

Paratrechina docilis

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

docilis

Forel 1908: 402
1908