Polyrhachis eremita

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Polyrhachis eremita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Hirtomyrma
Species: P. eremita
Binomial name
Polyrhachis eremita
Kohout, 1990

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Specimen Labels

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.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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.

  • eremita. Polyrhachis eremita Kohout, 1990: 502 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material

  • Holotype, worker, approximately 4-10km N Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, Queensland Museum.
  • Paratype, 8 workers, approximately 4-10km N Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, Queensland Museum.