Polyrhachis bubastes

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Polyrhachis bubastes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. bubastes
Binomial name
Polyrhachis bubastes
Smith, F., 1863

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia, New Guinea (type locality).

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Polyrhachis bubastes for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • bubastes. Polyrhachis bubastes Smith, F. 1863: 15 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 191. Senior synonym of arcispina, kellyi, rugousissima, variolosa, waigiouensis: Bolton, 1975c: 6.
  • arcispina. Polyrhachis variolosa var. arcispina Santschi, 1916d: 243. Replacement name for curvispina Stitz, 1911a: 379. [Junior primary homonym of curvispina Forel, 1908a: 8.] Junior synonym of bubastes: Bolton, 1975c: 6.
  • kellyi. Polyrhachis kellyi Hung, 1967a: 201. Replacement name for hirta Donisthorpe, 1949g: 418. [Junior primary homonym of hirta Viehmeyer, 1914b: 59.] Junior synonym of bubastes: Bolton, 1975c: 6.
  • curvispina. Polyrhachis variolosa var. curvispina Stitz, 1911a: 379 (w.) NEW GUINEA. [Junior primary homonym of curvispina Forel, above.] Replacement name: arcispina Santschi, 1916d: 243.
  • hirta. Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) hirta Donisthorpe, 1949g: 418 (w.) NEW GUINEA. [Junior primary homonym of hirta Viehmeyer, above.] Replacement name: kellyi Hung, 1967a: 201.
  • rugousissima. Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) rugousissima Donisthorpe, 1943d: 468 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of bubastes: Bolton, 1975c: 6.
  • variolosa. Polyrhachis variolosa Emery, 1887a: 236, pl. 4, fig. 24 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 192. Junior synonym of bubastes: Bolton, 1975c: 6.
  • waigiouensis. Polyrhachis variolosa var. waigiouensis Forel, 1911e: 299 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of bubastes: Bolton, 1975c: 6.

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

Polyrhachis bubastes

One worker syntype and one dealate queen syntype in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Wag.” (= Waigeo I., New Guinea), each with a Donisthorpe type-label.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1975c. The sexspinosa-group of the ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith (Hym. Formicidae). J. Entomol. Ser. B 44: 1-14 (page 6, Senior synonym of arcispina, kellyi, rugousissima, spinosa, variolosa and waigiouensis)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 191, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • Smith, F. 1863a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Mysol, Ceram, Waigiou, Bouru and Timor. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 7: 6-48 (page 15, worker, queen described)