Polyrhachis annae

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Polyrhachis annae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Hedomyrma
Species: P. annae
Binomial name
Polyrhachis annae
Mann, 1919

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Solomon Islands (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.

  • annae. Polyrhachis (Hedomyrma) annae Mann, 1919: 377, fig. 48 (w.) SOLOMON IS. Wheeler, W.M. 1934a: 180 (q.).

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

Description

Queen

Length 6-6.5 mm.

Resembling the worker; pronotal teeth shorter than broad at their bases and less acute; epinotal spines shorter and subparallel, petiolar spines straight and less divergent. Mesonotum as long as broad, semicircular in front. The dense golden pubescence covering the body the same as in the worker but somewhat less silvery on the head and thorax, the pale erect hairs slightly more numerous on the thorax and gaster.

Type Material

Graciosa Bay, Santa Cruz Island is the type locality of this beautiful species, which was taken by Mann also in several localities in the Solomons.

References

  • Mann, W. M. 1919. The ants of the British Solomon Islands. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 273-391 (page 377, fig. 48 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1934a. Formicidae of the Templeton Crocker Expedition, 1933. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (4) 21: 173-181 (page 180, queen described)