Polyrhachis hodgsoni

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Polyrhachis hodgsoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: P. hodgsoni
Binomial name
Polyrhachis hodgsoni
Forel, 1902

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Specimen Labels

This species weaves together longitudinal rolled bamboo leaves and uses these for nesting and to cultivate a variety of trophobionts (Schellerich-Kaaden et al. 1997).


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: Myanmar (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.

  • hodgsoni. Polyrhachis hodgsoni Forel, 1902d: 289 (w.) MYANMAR. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1990b: 760 (l.). Combination in P. (Myrmhopla): Emery, 1925b: 195. See also: Bingahm, 1903: 390; Dorow & Maschwitz, 1990: 73.



  • 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 390, see also)
  • Dorow, W. H. O.; Maschwitz, U. 1990. The arachne-group of Polyrhachis (Formicidae: Formicinae): weaver ants cultivating Homoptera on bamboo. Insectes Soc. 37: 73-89 (page 73, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 195, Combination in P. (Myrmhopla))
  • Forel, A. 1902d. Variétés myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 46: 284-296 (page 289, worker described)
  • Schellerich-Kaaden, A. L., W. H. O. Dorow, C. Liefke, R. W. Klein, and U. Maschwitz. 1997. Biology of Polyrhachis schellerichae, a specialized bamboo-dwelling ant species from the malay peninsula (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Senckenbergiana biologica. 77(1):77-87.
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1990b. Larvae of the formicine ant genus Polyrhachis. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 116: 753-767 (page 760, larva described)