Polyrhachis arachne

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Polyrhachis arachne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. arachne
Binomial name
Polyrhachis arachne
Emery, 1896

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).
Oriental Region: Thailand.

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

  • arachne. Polyrhachis arachne Emery, 1896f: 249 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Java). Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1990b: 758 (l.). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 192. Senior synonym of uncinata: Emery, 1898a: 230. See also: Bingham, 1903: 390; Dorow & Maschwitz, 1990: 73.
  • uncinata. Polyrhachis uncinata André, 1896b: 252 (w.) THAILAND. Junior synonym of arachne: Emery, 1898a: 230.



  • André, E. 1896d. Fourmis nouvelles d'Asie et d'Australie. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 15: 251-265 PDF
  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 390, see also)
  • Dorow, W. H. O.; Maschwitz, U. 1990. The arachne-group of Polyrhachis (Formicidae: Formicinae): weaver ants cultivating Homoptera on bamboo. Insectes Soc. 37: 73-89 (page 73, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1896f. Formicides récoltés à Buitenzorg (Java), par M. Massart. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 40: 245-249 (page 249, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1898a. Aggiunte e correzioni al saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrachis [sic] e affini. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 2: 225-231 (page 230, Senior synonym of uncinata)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 192, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1990b. Larvae of the formicine ant genus Polyrhachis. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 116: 753-767 (page 758, larva described)