Galapagos Species Checklist

Paratrechina longicornis

(Latreille, 1802)

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hymenoptera
Suborder Apocrita
Superfamily Vespoidea
Family Formicidae
Subfamily Formicinae
Seccion Plagiolepidini
Genus Paratrechina

Paratrechina longicornis  (Latreille, 1802)


English common name: Longhorn ant

Spanish common name: hormiga

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 10 Sep 2015


  • In
  • Na

  • Ac

    Taxon accidentally introduced, naturalized in the wild.

  • Cu
  • Er
  • Es
  • Ic
  • AcQ
    Questionable Accidental
  • NaQ
    Questionable Native


Galapagos island groups: Española, Floreana, Isabela, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Santiago.

Santa Cruz; originally probably from Kenya (type specimen)

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


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  • von Aesch, L., Cherix, D. (2005) Introduced Ant Species and Mechanisms of Competition on Floreana Island (Galápagos, Ecuador) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 45(2): 463-481.
  • Wheeler, W.M. (1933) The Templeton Crocker Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences, 1932. No. 6 Formicidae of the Templeton Crocker Expedition. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sc., Fourth Series 21(6): 57-64.