Paraparatrechina weissi

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Paraparatrechina weissi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Paraparatrechina
Species: P. weissi
Binomial name
Paraparatrechina weissi
(Santschi, 1910)

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Specimen labels


Weber and Anderson (1950) found this species in leaf-litter, nesting around roots. Label data also indicates the species is found in rotten wood.


Keys including this Species


This species has a large range west from the Ivory Coast east to Uganda and southeastern Sudan.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Central African Republic, Congo (type locality), Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • weissi. Pseudolasius weissi Santschi, 1910c: 391, fig. 16 (w.q.) CONGO. Combination in Paraparatrechina: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 128. Senior synonym of bayonii (and its junior synonyms myersi, occipitalis): LaPolla, 2004b: 101; LaPolla & Fisher, 2014: 150.
  • bayonii. Pseudolasius bayonii Menozzi, 1924b: 224, figs. 5, 6 (s.) UGANDA. Senior synonym of myersi, occipitalis: Brown, 1957h: 146. Junior synonym of weissi: LaPolla, 2004b: 102; LaPolla & Fisher, 2014: 150.
  • myersi. Pseudolasius myersi Weber, 1943c: 389, pl. 16, fig. 35 (w.) SUDAN. Junior synonym of bayonii: Brown, 1957h: 146.
  • occipitalis. Pseudolasius myersi subsp. occipitalis Weber & Anderson, 1950: 2, figs. 1-18 (s.w.l.) UGANDA. Junior synonym of bayonii: Brown, 1957h: 146.


Palp formula 3,3.