Winter ants Prenolepis imparis, photographed by Alex Wild.

Belongs within: Lasiini.

Prenolepis, the false honey ants, is a cosmopolitan genus of ants with twelve-segmented antennae, triangular mandibles, and antennal toruli close to the clypeal margin.

<==Prenolepis Mayr 1861B03
    |--*P. nitens (Mayr 1853) [=Tapinoma nitens]Z01
    |--P. angularis Zhou 2001Z01
    |--P. birmana Forel 1902B03
    |--P. gibberosaLBS10
    |--P. imparisBS06
    |--P. indica Forel 1894B03
    |--P. karsticaLBS10
    |--P. kohli [=Paratrechina kohli]LBS10
    |--P. longiventris Zhou 2001Z01
    |--P. melanogaster Emery 1894B03
    |--P. naorojii Forel 1902B03
    |--P. smythiesi Forel 1894B03
    |--P. sphingthorax Zhou & Zheng 1998Z01
    |--P. umbra Zhou & Zheng 1998Z01
    `--P. yerburyi Forel 1894B03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B03] Bingham, C. T. 1903. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera. Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-Wasps. Taylor and Francis: London.

[BS06] Brady, S. G., T. R. Schultz, B. L. Fisher & P. S. Ward. 2006. Evaluating alternative hypotheses for the early evolution and diversification of ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 103 (48): 18172–18177.

[LBS10] LaPolla, J. S., S. G. Brady & S. O. Shattuck. 2010. Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Prenolepis genus-group of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology 35: 118–131.

[Z01] Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guangxi Normal University Press: Guilin (China).

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