Polyrhachis leviuscula

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Polyrhachis leviuscula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmatopa
Species: P. leviuscula
Binomial name
Polyrhachis leviuscula
Viehmeyer, 1916

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Singapore (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.

  • leviuscula. Polyrhachis (Myrmatopa) schang var. leviuscula Viehmeyer, 1916a: 164 (w.) SINGAPORE. Raised to species and senior synonym of laurae: Kohout, 1998: 507.
  • laurae. Polyrhachis (Myrmatopa) schang var. laurae Menozzi, 1926e: 100 (w.m.) SINGAPORE. Junior synonym of leviuscula: Kohout, 1998: 507.



  • Kohout, R. J. 1998. New synonyms and nomenclatural changes in the ant genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 42: 505-531 (page 507, Raised to species and senior synonym of laurae)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1916a [1915]. Ameisen von Singapore. Beobachtet und gesammelt von H. Overbeck. Arch. Naturgesch. (A) 81(8): 108-168 (page 164, worker described)