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Species: Polyrhachis hippomanes   Smith, 1861 

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See Also:

Polyrhachis hippomanes boettcheri, Polyrhachis hippomanes ceylonensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Polyrhachis (Myrmhopla) hippomanes Smith, 1861b PDF: 43, pl. 1, fig. 21 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Santschi, 1928g: 253.


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

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Luzon, Mindanao, Negros

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

21. Polyrhachis hippomanesHNS.

P. niger; capite thoraceque opacis; abdomine nitido; thorace spinis duabus longis acutis postice armato; squama spinis duabus longis curvatis armata.

Worker. Length 2 1 / 4 lines. Black, the head and thorax opake, and obscurely tinged with blue. Thorax rounded above, the anterior margin unarmed; the metathorax with two long divergent spines; the node of the peduncle with two similar spines, which are curved and extend over the base of the abdomen; the trochanters and the intermediate and posterior coxae pale rufo-testaceous; the legs elongate. The abdomen globose. (PL I. fig. 20.)

Hab. Celebes (Tondano).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rain forest, 1 times found in secondary rain forest, 1 times found in Botanical garden, 1 times found in national forest, 1 times found in primary rain forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Hand collection, 1 times m2 Winkler sifting, 1 times fogging, 1 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 600 - 1130 meters, 777 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis hippomanes: casent0901873

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