Polyrhachis circumdata

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Polyrhachis circumdata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Hedomyrma
Species: P. circumdata
Binomial name
Polyrhachis circumdata
Viehmeyer, 1913

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Specimen Labels

The syntype workers and queen of P. circumdata, recorded from copal, are the only known specimens. (Kohout 2008)


P. circumdata is similar to Polyrhachis atropos (see Kohout 1998).

Kohout (2008) - There are two members of the subgenus Hedomyrma present in Sulawesi:

  • Distinctly bicoloured; head and tarsi black with mesosoma, petiole and femora light reddish-brown; gaster and tibiae distinctly darker . . . . . Polyrhachis fervens
  • Unicoloured; black throughout (in copal) . . . . . Polyrhachis circumdata


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • circumdata. Polyrhachis circumdata Viehmeyer, 1913: 152, fig. (w.q.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi) (in copal). Combination in P. (Hedomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 189. Subspecies of atropos: Viehmeyer, 1914b: 52. Revived status as species: Kohout, 1998: 514.

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


Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Syntype workers, queen. INDONESIA, SULAWESI (in copal), Berlin Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität (workers examined).