Polyrhachis parabiotica

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Polyrhachis parabiotica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. parabiotica
Binomial name
Polyrhachis parabiotica
Chapman, 1963

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Specimen Labels

Chapman (1963): Workers and wingless females were taken from forays of Myrmicaria on the Cuernos de Negros at 1,500 to 4,000 feet altitude for many years. It was not until September 12, 1948, that I found a colony. It was in a dead frond of a tree fern. The fern trunk was partly surrounded by a mound nest of Myrmicaria. I took workers from the foray of this species began to look for the Polyrhachis nest again and found it in the fern frond. Both workers and females closely resemble Myrmicaria in color very closely. This is, the only nest I ever found.

Identification

A member of the Polyrhachis parabiotica species group.

The body colour is orange-red on Negros while it is red on Luzon.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Philippines (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • parabiotica. Polyrhachis (Anoplomyrma) parabiotica Chapman, 1963: 258, fig. 7 (w.q.) PHILIPPINES. Combination in P. (Myrma): Dorow, 1995: 37. See also: Kohout, 2006d: 157.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Kohout (2006) - Dimensions of syntypes (Queen cited last): TL c. 6.30, 6.00, 6.90; HL 1.65, 1.68, 1.78; HW 1.40, 1.40, 1.50; CI 85, 83, 84; SL 1.87, 1.96. 1.96; SI 133, 140, 131; PW 1.06, 1.06, 1.43; MTL 2.03, 2.15, 2.12 (2 workers and queen measured; all specimens, notably the queen, are covered in glue and some measurements are only approximate).

Type Material

Kohout (2006) - Syntype workers. queens in Museum of Comparative Zoology. Type locality: Philippines, Negros I.. Cuernos de Negros, 1500-4000 ft (J. W. Chapman). [2 workers. queen examined].

References