Subfamily : Lachninae

Genus characterized by individuals having a very long tarsus.

The species of the tribe Tramini are characterized by the following features:

  • individuals whitish to greyish covered with hairs short and fine
  • legs very long with tarsi of hind-legs visibly equal to tibias
  • colonies live in association with ants on roots of Asteraceae.

Genus and subgenus


Apterous with presence of sclerites and dorsal stripes. Cornicles present. Alate with numerous rhinaria on III (25-50), VI≥V
Protrama spp

——> 2 

Apterous without pigmentation. Cornicles absent or present. Alate with few rhinaria on III (0-5), VI≤V

——> 3 


Alate with wing vein once-branched
Protrama ranunculi

Alate with wing vein once-branched                                                         
Protrama flavescens


Cornicles present
 Trama (Neotrama) caudata

Cornicles absent
Trama spp

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 21 September 2010 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet