Polyrhachis charaxa

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Polyrhachis charaxa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmatopa
Species: P. charaxa
Binomial name
Polyrhachis charaxa
Smith, F., 1860

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • charaxa. Polyrhachis charaxus Smith, F. 1860b: 98, pl. 1, fig. 14 (w.) INDONESIA (Batjan I.). Combination in P. (Myrmatopa): Emery, 1925b: 181.

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

Polyrhachis charaxus

Two worker syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Bac. 22” (= Batjan I.) and with a Donisthorpe type-label.



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 181, Combination in P. (Myrmatopa))
  • Smith, F. 1860b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Bachian, Kaisaa, Amboyna, Gilolo, and at Dory in New Guinea. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 93-143 (page 98, pl. 1, fig. 14 worker described)