Polyrhachis paracamponota

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Polyrhachis paracamponota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrma
Species: P. paracamponota
Binomial name
Polyrhachis paracamponota
Wang, C. & Wu, J., 1991


A member of the Polyrhachis parabiotica species group.

P. paracamponota is allied to Polyrhachis parabiotica from the Philippines, but differed in having the pronotum armed with two humeral teeth, not spines.

Chen et al. (2013) suggest this species belongs to Camponotus rather than Polyrhachis.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 22.88333333° to 22.88333333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • paracamponota. Polyrhachis paracamponota Wang, C. & Wu, 1991: 599, figs. 3, 7 (w.) CHINA. Combination in P. (Myrma): Dorow, 1995: 37. See also: Kohout, 2006d: 162.

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


Kohout (2006) - Dimensions of holotype: TL 6.46; HL 1.95; HW 1.65; CI 85; SL 2.53; SI 153; PW 1.40; MTL 2.74 (after Wang and Wu 1991).

Type Material

Kohout (2006) - Holotype worker in RIFC. China,.Ningming Co,. Guangxi Autonomous Region (Zhang Peiyi), [Not examined].


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chen Y. Q., Q. Li, Y. L. Chen, Z. X. Lu, X. Y. Zhou. 2011. Ant diversity and bio-indicators in land management of lac insect agroecosystem in Southwestern China. Biodivers. Conserv. 20: 3017-3038.
  • Chen Z. L., S. Y. Zhou, D. D. Ye, Y. Chen, and C. W. Lu. 2013. Moleular phylogeny of the ant subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China based on Mitochondrial genes. Sociobiology 60(2): 135-144.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Kohout R.J. 2006. New species of the Polyrhachis (Myrma) parabiotica species group from the Philippines. Australian Entomologist 33: 155-163.
  • Lu Z., and Y. Chen. 2016. Effects of habitat on ant functional groups: a case study of Luchun County, Yunnan Province, China. Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture 24(5): 801-810.
  • Ran H., and S. Y. Zhou. 2013. Checklist of Chinese Ants: Formicomorph Subfamilies ( Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (III). Journal of Guangxi Normal University : Natural Science Edition 31(1): 104-111.
  • Song Y., Z. Xu, C. Li, N. Zhang, L. Zhang, H. Jiang, and F. Mo. 2013. An Analysis on the Ant Fauna of the Nangun river Nature Reserve in Yunnan, China. Forest Research 26(6): 773-780.
  • Wang C. and Wu J. 1991. Taxonomic studies on the genus Polyrhachis of China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Forest Research 4: 596-601.