Polyrhachis isacantha

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Polyrhachis isacantha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. isacantha
Binomial name
Polyrhachis isacantha
Emery, 1887

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Specimen Labels

Label information, for. edge (forest edge) from a North Sulawesi specimen (Stork, 1985) provides the only known biological details of this species.


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 (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.

  • isacantha. Polyrhachis isacantha Emery, 1887a: 232, pl. 4, figs. 22, 23 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Goram I.). Combination 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) - Syntype workers, queen. INDONESIA, Goram I. (= Seram I.) (L. M. D’Albertis), Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa (examined).