Polyrhachis zhengi

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Polyrhachis zhengi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Species: P. zhengi
Binomial name
Polyrhachis zhengi
Zhou & Huang, 2002

Nothing is known about the biology of Polyrhachis zhengi.

Identification

Zhou & Huang (2002) - Close to Polyrhachis rastellata, but differs from the later in humeri projecting angularly, propodeum without tooth nor tubercle, and petiolar node lateral angles prominent but without tooth nor denticle between the two angles.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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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.

  • zhengi. Polyrhachis zhengi Zhou & Huang, 2002: 144, figs. 1-3 (w.) CHINA.

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

Description

Worker

Holotype. HW 1.57, HL 1.57, CI 100, SL 1.67, SI 106, PW 1.19, AL 1.88, TL 6.1. Head including mandibles subtriangular, broader posteriorly than in front. Occipital border slightly convex, ventral surface of the head marginate laterally alone the whole length. Eyes situated nearly at the occipital corners. Mandible with 5 teeth. Clypeus without central carina, middle part of its anterior border marginate, with a pair of teeth laterally. In profile view, alitrunk strongly convex, sloped suddenly from mesonotum so that propodeum without basal surface. Propodeum without spines, with only a pair of very low and very indistinct tubercles laterally. In dorsal view, alitrunk trapezoid, broadest anteriorly, humeri projecting angularly. In profile view, petiolar node broad at base, acute at tip. In dorsal view, lateral angles prominent, without tooth nor denticle in the middle between lateral angles. Gaster oval. Head, alitrunk, node of peduncle and gaster shining, with delicate microreticulations. Hairs sparse, with 2 pairs on vertex of head, several in ventral surface of the gaster, absent in dorsum of the alitrunk, the petiole and the gaster. Pubescence very short and sparse. Color black, the middle and hind coxae, femora and tibiae of legs red.

Paratypes. HW 1.57-1.76, HL 157.176, CI 100, SL 1.67-1.91, SI 106-119, PW 1.28-1.35, AL 1.88-2.10, TL 6.1-7.0 (3 individual measured).

Type Material

Holotype worker: Shi Wan Da Shan Natural Conserve, Guangxi Automatic Region, South of China, 3-XII.2001, Jianhua Huang leg. Paratype: 15 workers, data as holotype. Deposited in the Insect Collection, the Department of Biology, Guangxi Normal University, Guangxi Automatic Region, Guilin, China.

References

  • Zhou, S. & Huang, J. 2002. Two new species of the ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith from Guangxi, South of China. Animal Science (Zooscience):144-147. Shaanxi Normal University Publishing House, Xian.