Polyrhachis aequalis

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Polyrhachis aequalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmothrinax
Species: P. aequalis
Binomial name
Polyrhachis aequalis
Forel, 1910

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Identification

A member of the Polyrhachis aequalis species group.

Kohout (2008) - Polyrhachis frauenfeldi and Polyrhachis aequalis are very similar. Both species have short, but distinct humeral teeth, almost identical sculpturation of the mesosomal dorsum, subequal petiolar spines and a reddish-brown body and appendages. They mainly differ in the form of the median portion of the anterior clypeal margin that, in P. ternatae, has a widely open, V-shaped emargination, while it is simply truncate in P. aequalis.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • aequalis. Polyrhachis textor var. aequalis Forel, 1910d: 129 (w.q.) PHILIPPINES. Combination in P. (Myrmothrinax): Emery, 1925b: 183. Raised to species: Kohout, 1998: 509.

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

Description

Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Syntype workers, queen. Original localities: PHILIPPINES, LUZON, Province of Zambales, Olongapo (C.S. Banks); NEGROS Occ., Maao (C.S. Banks), BSMP (types destroyed – see Balthasar, 1966: 284), Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève, Queensland Museum (examined).

References