Polyrhachis tubifex

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Polyrhachis tubifex
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. tubifex
Binomial name
Polyrhachis tubifex
Karavaiev, 1926

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • tubifex. Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) tubifex Karavaiev, 1926a: 144 (w.q.m.) INDONESIA (Java). [Also described as new by Karavaiev, 1927e: 31.]

The following notes on V.A. Karavaiev type specimens have been provided by Martynov & Radchenko (2016) based on material held in the Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian Academy of Science:

Type locality(-ies): in Karawajew, 1926 no concrete type locality given; in Karawajew, 1927a: “Buitenzorg, 26.XII.1912 (Nr. 2356), der untere Teil des Botan. Gartens. Zahlreiche ww, geflügelte qq, mm und Larven”.

Original Karawajew label(-s): “Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) / tubifex Karawaiw, typus. / Buitenzorg, Karawaiw, 2356.”; printed, with handwritten inscription “Java, / Buitenzorg / Karavaev, / 2356” and handwritten “Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla / tubifex Karawaiew, / typus 1925”.

Material: SYNTYPES, 8 w, 3 q, 1 m (newly mounted, IN 314/6/2), 169 w, 33 q, 3 m, 29 pupae, 8 larvae (in alcohol, IN 314/BAMS1/Karaw18–20).