Polyrhachis kirkae

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Polyrhachis kirkae
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Polyrhachis nigriceps)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Species: Polyrhachis kirkae
Donisthorpe, 1937

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Polyrhachis nigriceps.


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

  • kirkae. Polyrhachis (Florencea) kirkae Donisthorpe, 1937a: 624, figs. 5, 6 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of nigriceps: Hung, 1971: 44.


  • Hung, A. C. F. 1971. On the taxonomic status of Polyrhachis kirkae Donisthorpe and its presumed mimicry (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomol. News 82: 43-47 (page 44, Junior synonym of nigriceps)