Polyrhachis moesta

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

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China, Japan.

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.

  • moesta. Polyrhachis hippomanes var. moesta Emery, 1887a: 237 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Santschi, 1928b: 39 (q.). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 195. Raised to species: Wang & Wu, 1991: 599. Senior synonym of tobias: Kohout, 1998: 516.
  • tobias. Polyrhachis paromalus subsp. tobias Forel, 1911d: 391 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 196. Junior synonym of moesta: Kohout, 1998: 516.



  • Emery, C. 1887a [1886]. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24[=(2)(4): 209-240 (page 237, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 195, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • 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 516, Senior synonym of tobias)
  • Santschi, F. 1928b. Nouvelles fourmis de Chine et du Turkestan Russe. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 68: 31-46 (page 39, queen described)
  • Wang, C.; Wu, J. 1991. Taxonomic studies on the genus Polyrhachis Mayr of China (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). For. Res. 4: 596-601 (page 599, Raised to species)