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Species: Polyrhachis illaudata   Walker, 1859 

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See Also:

Polyrhachis illaudata intermedia, Polyrhachis illaudata pauperata, Polyrhachis illaudata proximomayri

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Polyrhachis illaudatus Walker, 1859 PDF: 373 (w., not m.) SRI LANKA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus P. i. intermedia, P. i. pauperata, P. i. proximomayri.

Taxon Page Images:

Polyrhachis illaudata returning to nest in a rotten wood with kill. Kerala, Western Ghats India. 1000m. Dr Kalesh Sadasivan 2015


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Sri Lanka, India, Philippines

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Botanical garden, 2 times found in Young secondary rain forest, 1 times found in forest, 1 times found in nr. summit, 1 times found in primary rain forest, 1 times found in rain forest, 1 times found in secondary rain forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in epiphyte, 1 times low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times hand collected, 6 times Hand collection, 2 times at bait>hand collected, 1 times Random coll. Winkler sifting.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 940 meters, 474 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1935-06-15 and 2013-12-24

Type specimens: Holotype of Polyrhachis illaudata: casent0903443; Holotype of Polyrhachis duodentata: casent0903444; Holotype of Polyrhachis latispinosa: casent0903445

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