Polyrhachis wroughtonii

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Polyrhachis wroughtonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. wroughtonii
Binomial name
Polyrhachis wroughtonii
Forel, 1894

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Specimen Labels

Polyrhachis wroughtonii is apparently a rather rare species and has been collected on only a few occasions.

Photo Gallery

  • Polyrhachis wroughtonii worker from Kerala, India. Photo by Kalesh Sadasivan.

Identification

Kohout (2006) - A member of the Polyrhachis cryptoceroides species group. Easily distinguished from the other species of the species-group by the rounded sides of the mesosoma and the absence of a metanotal groove.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (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.

  • wroughtonii. Polyrhachis wroughtonii Forel, 1894c: 398 (w.) INDIA. Forel, 1895e: 457 (q.m.). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 191. See also: Kohout, 2006a: 148.

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

Description

Kohout (2006) - syntypes: TL c. 4.54 - 4.99; HL 1.18 - 1.34; HW 1.03 - 1.15; CI 86 - 87; SL 1.25 - 1.28; SI 111 - 121; PW 1.09 - 1.15; MTL 1.18 - 1.22 (2 workers measured). additional workers TL c. 4.69 - 4.74; HL 1.22 - 1.28; HW 1.04 - 1.09; CI 85; SL 1.25 - 1.34; SI 120 - 123; PW 1.06 - 1.12; MTL 1.15 - 1.22 (2 workers measured).

Type Material

Syntype workers. Type locality: India, Kanara (M. Wroughton), Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined).

References