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Species: Polyrhachis hostilis   Smith, 1859 

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Polyrhachis hostilis circumflexa

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Polyrhachis hostilis Smith, 1859a PDF: 139 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Polyrhachis hebes, Polyrhachis hostilis intricata: Bolton, 1974b PDF: 175.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Polyrhachis hostilis circumflexa.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1859, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the Islands of Aru and Key., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 3, pp. 132-158

4. Polyrhachis hostilisHNS.

P. niger, longitudinaliter striatus, thoracis marginibus expansis, metathorace squamulaque petioli spinis duabus crassis acutis curvatis.

Worker. Length 3 lines. Black; the head and thorax longitudinally striated, the abdomen very finely and evenly so; the prothorax transverse, wider than the head, the anterior and lateral margins recurved, the latter acute at their anterior angles, and rounded at the posterior ones; the lateral margins of the mesothorax recurved, a deep notch between the meso- and metathorax; the latter with a long, stout, curved, acute spine on each side. The scale of the petiole produced above on each side, into a long, curved, stout, acute spine, which curves backwards round the sides of the abdomen.

Hab. Aru.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 305 m

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis hostilis: casent0901803; Holotype of Polyrhachis hostilis hebes: casent0903342

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