Polyrhachis exercita

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Polyrhachis exercita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Campomyrma
Species: P. exercita
Binomial name
Polyrhachis exercita
(Walker, 1859)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka (type locality).

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

Biology

Castes

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Worker from the Western Ghats, Kerala, India (photo by Manoj Vembayam, from AntWeb).

Nomenclature

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

  • exercita. Formica exercita Walker, 1859: 370 (q.m.) SRI LANKA. Combination in Polyrhachis: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 575; in P. (Campomyrma): Bolton, 1995b: 348; Dorow, 1995: 14. Senior synonym of clypeata (and its junior synonym indica): Donisthorpe, 1932b: 575. Current subspecies: nominal plus lucidiventris, obtusisquama, rastrata.
  • clypeatus. Polyrhachis clypeatus Mayr, 1862: 683 (q.) SRI LANKA. Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Wheeler, W.M. 1911c: 860. Senior synonym of indica: Dalla Torre, 1893: 260; Forel, 1893c: 29. Junior synonym of exercita: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 575.
  • indica. Polyrhachis indica Mayr, 1870b: 945 (w.) INDIA. Junior synonym of clypeata: Dalla Torre, 1893: 260; Forel, 1893c: 58.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 348, Combination in P. (Campomyrma))
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932b. On the identity of some ants from Ceylon described by F. Walker. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(9): 574-576 (page 575, Combination in Polyrhachis)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932b. On the identity of some ants from Ceylon described by F. Walker. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(9): 574-576 (page 575, Senior synonym of clypeata (and its junior synonym indica))
  • Dorow, W. H. O. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Polyrhachis Smith, 1857 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) on subgenus level with keys, checklist of species and bibliography. Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb. 185: 1-113 (page 14, Combination in P. (Campomyrma))
  • Walker, F. 1859. Characters of some apparently undescribed Ceylon insects. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 3(4): 370-376 (page 370, queen, male described)