Polyrhachis striatorugosa

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Polyrhachis striatorugosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. striatorugosa
Binomial name
Polyrhachis striatorugosa
Mayr, 1862

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Specimen Labels



A member of the Polyrhachis relucens species group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Kohout (2008) - This species occurs sporadically throughout Indonesia on Sumatra, Java and several other islands, including Flores. It was listed from Sulawesi by Emery (1901) but I have not seen any specimens originating from the island.



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

  • striatorugosa. Polyrhachis striatorugosus Mayr, 1862: 686, pl. 19, fig. 9 (w.) INDONESIA (Java). Mayr, 1867a: 60 (q.). Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 203. Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 270; Forel, 1913k: 136. Subspecies of sumatrensis: Emery, 1887a: 234 (footnote); Emery, 1925b: 203. Revived status as species and senior synonym of exophthalma: Kohout, 1998: 524.
  • exophthalma. Polyrhachis striatorugosa var. exophthalma Forel, 1913k: 136 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Combination in P. (Myrma): Emery, 1925b: 203. Subspecies of sumatrensis: Bolton, 1995b: 348. Junior synonym of striatorugosa: Kohout, 1998: 524.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Kohout (2008) - Syntype workers. INDONESIA, JAVA (Sichel), Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna (examined).


  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 270, Status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1887a [1886]. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24[=(2)(4): 209-240 (page 234, Subspecies of sumatrensis (footnote))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 203, Subspecies of sumatrensis)
  • Forel, A. 1913l. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise nach Ostindien ausgeführt im Auftrage der Kgl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin von H. v. Buttel-Reepen. II. Ameisen aus Sumatra, Java, Malacca und Ceylon. Gesammelt von Her (page 136, Status as species)
  • Kohout, R. J. 1998. New synonyms and nomenclatural changes in the ant genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 42: 505-531 (page 524, Revived status as species and senior synonym of exophthalma)
  • Kohout, R.J. 2008a. A review of the Polyrhachis ants of Sulawesi with keys and descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 52:255-317. PDF
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 686, pl. 19, fig. 9 worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1867a. Adnotationes in monographiam formicidarum Indo-Neerlandicarum. Tijdschr. Entomol. 10: 33-117 (page 60, queen described)