Polyrhachis hastata

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Polyrhachis hastata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. hastata
Binomial name
Polyrhachis hastata
(Latreille, 1802)

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Specimen labels

Little is known about Polyrhachis hastata. A number of stray workers have been captured in malaise traps.


A member of the Polyrhachis relucens species group in the subgenus Myrma

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia.

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.

  • hastata. Formica hastata Latreille, 1802c: 129, pl. 4, fig. 23 (w.) INDONESIA ("Indes orientales"). Combination in Polyrhachis: Smith, F. 1858b: 59; in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 201.

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


Type Material

Kohout (2008) - ?Holotype worker. ?INDONESIA (`Indes Orientales’) (Riche), ?Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle (type presumed lost).

The type of P. hastata cannot be found in MNHN or in any other collection examined and must be considered lost. However, I have examined a few available identified specimens lodged in BMNH, HNHM, MCSN, MHNG and NHMW collections that conform well with the original description and illustration of P. hastata. These specimens are undoubtedly conspecific with recent material from Sulawesi.