Current View: Bolton World Catalog
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:

Species: Polyrhachis exercita   (Walker, 1859) 

Download Data

See Also:

Polyrhachis exercita lucidiventris, Polyrhachis exercita obtusisquama, Polyrhachis exercita rastrata

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Formica exercita Walker, 1859 PDF: 370 (q.m.) SRI LANKA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Polyrhachis indica: Donisthorpe, 1932b PDF: 575.

Taxon Page Images:


western ghats,kerala


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Sri Lanka
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

India, Sri Lanka

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in riparian closed-forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s).

Elevations: collected at 710 m

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis exercita: casent0903298; syntype of Polyrhachis clypeatus: casent0915819

See something amiss? Send us an email.