Paratrechina Motschoulsky

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 30

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10.5281/zenodo.171144

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scientific name

Paratrechina Motschoulsky
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Genus Paratrechina Motschoulsky 

These ground¬≠dwelling ants are infrequently encountered in natural habitats of California, except P. hystrix Trager  , a desert species. P. vividula (Nylander)  is common in many urban locations, and behaves like an introduced species, although it is assumed to be native to Mexico ( Trager 1984 b). A second tramp species, P. longicornis (Latreille)  , of Old World origin, is established at some locations in southern California.

Species identification: keys in Trager (1984). Additional references: Creighton (1950 a), MacKay (1998), Smith (1965), Saporito et al. (2004), Wetterer et al. (1999).