Polyrhachis illaudata

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

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Photo Gallery

  • Polyrhachis illaudata worker from Malabar WLS, India. Photo by Kalesh Sadasivan.
  • Polyrhachis illaudata worker from Ponmudi, India. Photo by Kalesh Sadasivan.
  • Polyrhachis illaudata worker returning to its nest in rotten wood with a prey item. Western Ghats, Kerala, India, 1000m (photo by Dr Kalesh Sadasivan).

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Malaysia, Philippines.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka (type locality), Thailand.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • illaudata. Polyrhachis illaudatus Walker, 1859: 373 (w., not m.) SRI LANKA. Imai, Brown, et al. 1984: 68 (k.). Combination in P. (Myrma): Donisthorpe, 1932b: 576. Senior synonym of mayri: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 576; of duodentata, latispinosa: Bolton, 1974b: 176. Current subspecies: nominal plus intermedia, pauperata, proximomayri.
  • mayri. Polyrhachis mayri Roger, 1863b: 7 (w.) SRI LANKA. Bingham, 1903: 405 (q.); Karavaiev, 1927e: 46 (m.). Combination in P. (Myrma): Viehmeyer, 1916a: 165. Junior synonym of illaudata: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 576.
  • duodentata. Polyrhachis (Myrma) duodentata Donisthorpe, 1942d: 461, pl. 2, fig. 2 (q.) INDIA. Junior synonym of illaudata: Bolton, 1974b: 176.
  • latispinosa. Polyrhachis (Myrma) latispinosa Donisthorpe, 1942d: 460, pl. 2, fig. 1 (q.) INDIA. Junior synonym of illaudata: Bolton, 1974b: 176.

Description

References

  • Baltazar, C. R. 1966. A catalogue of Philippine Hymenoptera (with a bibliography, 1758-1963). Pac. Insects Monogr. 8: 1-488 (page 276, listed)
  • 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 176, Senior synonym of duodentata and latispinosa)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932b. On the identity of some ants from Ceylon described by F. Walker. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(9): 574-576 (page 576, Combination in P. (Myrma))
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932b. On the identity of some ants from Ceylon described by F. Walker. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(9): 574-576 (page 576, Senior synonym of mayri)
  • Imai, H. T.; Brown, W. L., Jr.; Kubota, M.; Yong, H.-S.; Tho, Y. P. 1984. Chromosome observations on tropical ants from western Malaysia. II. Annu. Rep. Natl. Inst. Genet. Jpn. 34: 66-69 (page 68, karyotype described)
  • Walker, F. 1859. Characters of some apparently undescribed Ceylon insects. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 3(4): 370-376 (page 373, worker described)