Polyrhachis cleophanes

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Polyrhachis cleophanes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. cleophanes
Binomial name
Polyrhachis cleophanes
Smith, F., 1861

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Specimens have been found in fogging samples and from 1000-1260m

Identification

A member of the Polyrhachis cleophanes species group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • cleophanes. Polyrhachis cleophanes Smith, F. 1861b: 41, pl. 1, fig. 14 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 193. Senior synonym of vibidia: Forel, 1911e: 299.
  • vibidia. Polyrhachis vibidia Smith, F. 1861b: 42, pl. 1, fig. 17 (q.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Junior synonym of cleophanes: Forel, 1911e: 299.

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

Description

Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Holotype worker. INDONESIA, SULAWESI, Tondano (A.R. Wallace), Oxford University Museum of Natural History (examined).

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

Polyrhachis cleophanes

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Tond.” (= Tondano, Sulawesi) and with a Donisthorpe type-label. Smith notes, “This is very probably the worker of P. vibidia.”

Polyrhachis vibidia

Holotype queen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Tond.” (= Tondano, Sulawesi) and with a Donisthorpe type-label.

References