| Polyrhachis eremita|
Kohout (2010) - A thorough search conducted at the type locality and in brigalow forest north of Marlborough (see Maschwitz et al., 2003), produced no nests of the large Rhytidoponera species with which P. eremita was thought to be associated. I also visited the area in 2006 and found no Rhytidoponera nests, as well as a general decline in the number of other ant species previously found there in 1981. This could be due to considerable degradation of the habitat, including substantial deforestation.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- eremita. Polyrhachis eremita Kohout, 1990: 502 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
- Holotype, worker, approximately 4-10km N Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, Queensland Museum.
- Paratype, 8 workers, approximately 4-10km N Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, Queensland Museum.
- Kohout, R. J. 1990. A review of the Polyrhachis viehmeyeri species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 28: 499-508 (page 502, worker described)
- Kohout, R.J. 2010. A review of the Australian Polyrhachis ants of the subgenera Myrmhopla Forel and Hirtomyrma subgen. nov. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature. 55:167-204. PDF