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Species: Polyrhachis armata   (Le Guillou, 1842) 

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Polyrhachis armata defensa

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica armata Le Guillou, 1842 PDF: 313 (q.) PHILIPPINES. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Polyrhachis pandarus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 9.
See also: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 393.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Polyrhachis armata defensa.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Philippines, Borneo

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in secondary rain forest, 1 times found in Botanical garden, 1 times found in primary limestone rain forest, 1 times found in primary rain forest, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in Rubber plantation.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times foraging on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Hand collection, 3 times hand collected, 1 times at bait>hand collected, 1 times beating vegetation and hand collections.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1524 meters, 503 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Polyrhachis pandarus: casent0901854; syntype of Polyrhachis pandarus: casent0903381

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