Polyrhachis mjobergi

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Polyrhachis mjobergi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Hedomyrma
Species: P. mjobergi
Binomial name
Polyrhachis mjobergi
Forel, 1915

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Specimen labels


Nests in any suitable cavities on trees, usually in dry hollow twigs or small branches.



This species is distributed from Eungella in northern Queenland to Batemans Bay in southern New South Wales, and is found at various elevations, mostly in open Eucalyptus forest (Kohout 1988).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • mjobergi. Polyrhachis (Hedomyrma) mjobergi Forel, 1915b: 112 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Senior synonym of anguliceps: Kohout, 1988c: 435.
  • anguliceps. Polyrhachis (Hedomyrma) anguliceps Viehmeyer, 1925b: 148 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of mjobergi: Kohout, 1988c: 435.

Type Material



  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 112, worker described)
  • Kohout, R. J. 1988c. Nomenclatural changes and new Australian records in the ant genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 25: 429-438 (page 435, Senior synonym of anguliceps)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kohout R. J. 2000. A review of the distribution of the Polyrhachis and Echinopla ants of the Queensland wet tropics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 46: 183-209