Polyrhachis gracilior

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Polyrhachis gracilior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. gracilior
Binomial name
Polyrhachis gracilior
Forel, 1893

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Specimen Labels


Photo Gallery

  • Polyrhachis gracilior dealate queen with brood within a disturbed nest. Kerala, India. Photo from Kalesh Sadasivan.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • gracilior. Polyrhachis furcata r. gracilior Forel, 1893c: 25 (diagnosis in key) (w.) INDIA. Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 193. Raised to species: Bingham, 1903: 388. Senior synonym of weberi: Bolton, 1974b: 174.
  • weberi. Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) weberi Donisthorpe, 1943b: 206 (w.) INDIA. Junior synonym of gracilior: Bolton, 1974b: 174.



  • Karavaiev, V. 1927f. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. III. Zb. Prats Zool. Muz. 3:3-52 [= Tr. Ukr. Akad. Nauk Fiz.-Mat. Vidd. 7:3-52]. (page 11, worker, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1928h. Fourmis de Sumatra, récoltées par Mr. J. B. Corporaal. Tijdschr. Entomol. 71: 119-140 (page 139, Replacement name: amboinae)
  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 388, Raised to species)
  • Bolton, B. 1974b [1973]. New synonymy and a new name in the ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith (Hym., Formicidae). Entomol. Mon. Mag. 109: 172-180 (page 174, Senior synonym of weberi)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 193, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • Forel, A. 1893e. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part III. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 8: 17-36 (page 25, (diagnosis in key) worker described)