Nothing is known about the biology of Polyrhachis strictifrons.
A member of the Polyrhachis armata species group.
Kohout (2008) - The single workers from Kalabat and Wolasi are the only specimens I have ever seen in addition to the types. Both specimens are very similar to the syntypes and the only noticeable difference relates to the petiole. The lateral petiolar spines in the modern specimens diverse more strongly from their bases and their intercalary teeth are shorter than those of the syntypes.
Keys including this Species
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- strictifrons. Polyrhachis strictifrons Emery, 1898b: 242, fig. 14 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 196.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Kohout (2008) - Syntype workers. INDONESIA, SULAWESI, Toli-Toli (H. Fruhstorfer), Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa (examined). Dorow (1995:61) followed Emery (1925:196) in stating that P. strictifrons was “described on a female”, however, both syntypes are workers.
- Emery, C. 1898b. Descrizioni di formiche nuove malesi e australiane. Note sinonimiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 2: 231-245 (page 242, fig. 1 worker described)
- Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 196, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
- Kohout, R.J. 2008a. A review of the Polyrhachis ants of Sulawesi with keys and descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 52:255-317. PDF