Polyrhachis nitida

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

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • nitida. Polyrhachis nitidus Smith, F. 1857a: 61 (q.) BORNEO. Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 197.

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

Polyrhachis nitidus

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

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 197, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • 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 61, queen described)