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Species: Polyrhachis bicolor   Smith, 1858 

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Karavaiev, 1927

See Also:

Polyrhachis bicolor atrocastanea, Polyrhachis bicolor aurata, Polyrhachis bicolor aurinasis, Polyrhachis bicolor brachyacantha, Polyrhachis bicolor comata, Polyrhachis bicolor erecta, Polyrhachis bicolor exflavicornis, Polyrhachis bicolor fumata, Polyrhachis bicolor weyeri

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 9 valid subspecies

Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) bicolor Smith, 1858a PDF: 65 (q.) MYANMAR. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1862 PDF: 681 (w.).
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis concolor: Kohout, 1998: 515.
See also: Kohout, 2010 PDF: 173.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Myanmar, Philippines

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Polyrhachis bicolor   Smith, F., 1861, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the Islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 6, pp. 36-48: 39, (download) 39 2596
Polyrhachis bicolor   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 681, (download) 681 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in camp, 1 times found in primary rain forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collected, 1 times Hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 13 - 820 meters, 145 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis bicolor: casent0903387; syntype of Polyrhachis bicolor concolor: casent0910881

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