Polyrhachis constructor

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Polyrhachis constructor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmatopa
Species: P. constructor
Binomial name
Polyrhachis constructor
Smith, F., 1857

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

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.

  • constructor. Polyrhachis constructor Smith, F. 1857a: 60 (q.) BORNEO. Combination in P. (Myrmatopa): Donisthorpe, 1932c: 445. Unplaced to subgenus: Dorow, 1995: 65, but Donisthorpe probably correct. [P. constructrix: Schulz, 1906: 156; unjustified emendation.]

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

Holotype alate queen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR.” (= Sarawak) and with a Donisthorpe type-label.



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 445, Combination in P. (Myrmatopa))
  • Dorow, W. H. O. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Polyrhachis Smith, 1857 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) on subgenus level with keys, checklist of species and bibliography. Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb. 185: 1-113 (page 65, Unplaced to subgenus)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 60, queen described)