Paratrechina kohli

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Paratrechina kohli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Paratrechina
Species: P. kohli
Binomial name
Paratrechina kohli
(Forel, 1916)

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Specimen Labels


Head and mesosoma light brown to yellow with slightly darker gaster; mesosoma and head densely rugorecticulate; mandible with 8 teeth, one tooth on basal margin, another on inner mandibular margin.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).

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.

  • kohli. Prenolepis kohli Forel, 1916: 438 (w.q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925b: 218; in Prenolepis: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010a: 129; in Paratrechina: LaPolla & Fisher, 2014: 44.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



LaPolla & Fisher (2014) - (n=6) TL: 2.9–3.0; HW: 0.78–0.90; HL: 0.93–1.03; EL: 0.21–0.25; SL: 1.22–1.43; PW: 0.54–0.6; WL: 1.3–1.61; GL: 1.12–1.37; PFL: 0.84–1.04 CI: 79–85; REL: 22–25; REL2: 27–30; SI: 143–169; SMC: 0; PMC: 3–5; MMC: 1–3.

Light brown with darker gaster; head and mesosomal cuticle densely rugorecticulate; head, pronotum, mesonotum and gaster with scattered macrosetae; scapes without macrosetae, with layer of dense pubscence. Head subrectangular; posterolateral corners with slight angles; most of eyes above midline of head; eyes convex; no ocelli apparent; mandibles with teeth, one tooth on basal margin, another on in¬ner mandibular margin; outer mandibular surface with slight striations across surface. In lateral view, pronotal margin nearly straight, at less than 45° angle rise towards mesonotum; pronotal/mesonotal margin with mesonotum raised slightly above mar¬gin; propodeum convex with rounded dorsal face and longer, steep declivitous face; metanotal suture with distinct impression.

Type Material

Syntype worker and queen, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kohl) (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève) [examined]. Lectotype [designated here], pinned worker, Congo (Kohl) (MHNG: CASENT0907121) [examined]; Paralectotype [designated here], pinned queen with same data as lectotype (MHNG: CASENT0907122) [examined].