Polyrhachis alphena

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Polyrhachis alphena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. alphena
Binomial name
Polyrhachis alphena
Smith, F., 1860

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • alphena. Polyrhachis alphenus Smith, F. 1860b: 100, pl. 1, fig. 24 (q.) INDONESIA (Batjan I.). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 197. Unplaced to subgenus: Dorow, 1995: 65.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Polyrhachis alphenus

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Bac.” (= Batjan I.) and with a Donisthorpe type-label.

Description

References

  • Dorow, W. H. O. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Polyrhachis Smith, 1857 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) on subgenus level with keys, checklist of species and bibliography. Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb. 185: 1-113 (page 65, Unplaced to subgenus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 197, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • Smith, F. 1860b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Bachian, Kaisaa, Amboyna, Gilolo, and at Dory in New Guinea. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 93-143 (page 100, pl. 1, fig. 24 queen described)