Polyrhachis nidificans

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Polyrhachis nidificans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. nidificans
Binomial name
Polyrhachis nidificans
(Jerdon, 1851)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (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.

  • nidificans. Formica indificans Jerdon, 1851: 125 (w.q.) INDIA. [Justified emendation of spelling to nidificans: Jerdon, 1854b: 108.] Combination in Polyrhachis: Smith, F. 1858b: 59; in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 197; in P. (Myrma): Dorow, 1995: 35. Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 6; Mayr, 1863: 445; Dalla Torre, 1893: 266; Dorow, 1995: 35.



  • 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 35, Combination in P. (Myrma))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 197, Combination in P. (Myhrmhopla))
  • Jerdon, T. C. 1851. A catalogue of the species of ants found in Southern India. Madras J. Lit. Sci. 17: 103-127 (page 125, worker, queen described)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 59, Combination in Polyrhachis)