Polyrhachis vermiculosa

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Polyrhachis vermiculosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Chariomyrma
Species: P. vermiculosa
Binomial name
Polyrhachis vermiculosa
Mayr, 1876

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Specimen Labels



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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • vermiculosa. Polyrhachis guerini var. vermiculosa Mayr, 1876: 74 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in P. (Chariomyrma): Emery, 1925b: 186. Subspecies of aurea: Emery, 1897d: 584 (in key); of guerini: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 135. Raised to species: Kohout & Taylor, 1990: 520.

Type Material

  • Polyrhachis guerini vermiculosa Mayr, 1876: Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), male(s), Rockhampton and Peak Downs, Queensland and Sidney (=Sydney), New South Wales, Australia, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna.



  • Emery, C. 1897e. Viaggio di Lamberto Loria nella Papuasia orientale. XVIII. Formiche raccolte nella Nuova Guinea dal Dott. Lamberto Loria. [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 38[=(2(18): 577-594 (page 584, Variety/subspecies of aurea (in key))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 186, Combination in P. (Chariomyrma))
  • Kohout, R. J.; Taylor, R. W. 1990. Notes on Australian ants of the genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith, with a synonymic list of the species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Mem. Qld. Mus. 28: 509-522 (page 520, Raised to species)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 74, worker, queen, male described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 135, Variety/subspecies of guerini)