Polyrhachis tibialis

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Polyrhachis tibialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. tibialis
Binomial name
Polyrhachis tibialis
Smith, F., 1858

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Specimen Labels


Photo Gallery

  • Polyrhachis tibialis workers foraging on vegetation, from Kerala, India. Photo by Kalesh Sadasivan.
  • Polyrhachis tibialis worker, queen and larva from Kerala, India. Photo by Kalesh Sadasivan.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India, Laos, Myanmar (type locality), Thailand.
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • tibialis. Polyrhachis tibialis Smith, F. 1858b: 63 (w.) MYANMAR. Forel, 1893c: 34 (q.m.). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Viehmeyer, 1916a: 166. Current subspecies: nominal plus addax, caligata, completa, crassisquama, nigricornis, orientalis, parsis, pectita, robustior. See also: Bingham, 1903: 396.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 396, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1893e. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part III. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 8: 17-36 (page 34, queen, male described)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 63, worker described)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1916a [1915]. Ameisen von Singapore. Beobachtet und gesammelt von H. Overbeck. Arch. Naturgesch. (A) 81(8): 108-168 (page 166, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))