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Species: Polyrhachis sericata   (Guérin-Méneville, 1831) 

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See Also:

Polyrhachis sericata glabra, Polyrhachis sericata nitidissima, Polyrhachis sericata nitidiventris

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Formica sericata Guérin-Méneville, 1831: pl. 8, fig. 2 (w.) See also: Guérin-Méneville, 1838 PDF: 203. INDONESIA. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1887a PDF: 232 (q.).
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis grisea: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 269; Emery, 1896j: 379.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nesting in rotten log, 1 times foraging on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times hand collection, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 120 - 480 meters, 258 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Formica grisea: casent0913681

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