Polyrhachis modesta

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Polyrhachis modesta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. modesta
Binomial name
Polyrhachis modesta
Smith, F., 1857

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Singapore (type locality).

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.

  • modesta. Polyrhachis modestus Smith, F. 1857a: 62 (q.) SINGAPORE. Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 187; in P. (Hedomyrma): Donisthorpe, 1932c: 446; in P. (Myrmhopla): Dorow, 1995: 57.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Polyrhachis modestus

Holotype queen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SINC” (= Singapore) and with a Donisthorpe type-label.

Description

References

  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 446, Combination in P. (Hedomyrma))
  • Dorow, W. H. O. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Polyrhachis Smith, 1857 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) on subgenus level with keys, checklist of species and bibliography. Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb. 185: 1-113 (page 57, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 187, Combination in P. (Chariomyrma))
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 62, queen described)