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Species: Polyrhachis cleophanes   Smith, 1861 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Polyrhachis cleophanes Smith, 1861b PDF: 41, pl. 1, fig. 14 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Polyrhachis vibidia: Forel, 1911g PDF: 299.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: 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

16. Polyrhachis cleophanesHNS.

P. niger, pube argentea vestitus; capite thoraceque rude punctatis, spinis acutis antice et postice armatis; petioli squamula bispinosa; femoribus basi ferrugineis.

Worker. Length 3 1 / 4 lines. Black, the abdomen shining; head and thorax coarsely and closely punctured, rugose, and covered with silvery pubescent pile; the prominence on the front of the head, under the sides of which the antennae are inserted, very much elevated; the eyes very prominent; the spines on the thorax in front short, divergent, stout, and acute; those on the metathorax more slender, acute, and curved backwards; the node of the peduncle with acute spines, which curve backwards over the base of the abdomen; the base of the femora more or less ferruginous, sometimes totally black. (Pl. I. fig. 14.)

Hab. Celebes (Tondano).

This is very probably the worker of P. Vibidia.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Fog 17.

Elevations: collected at 1100 m

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis cleophanes: casent0901868; Holotype of Polyrhachis vibidia: casent0901870

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