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1. Polyrhachis bihamata HNS . Pl. IV. fig. 19. B.M.

Formica bihamata, Drury HNS , Ins. ii. pl. 38. f. 7, 8 [[worker]].

Fabr. Syst. Ent.394.21; Ent. Syst. ii.361.49; Syst. Piez, 411, 66.

Sulz. Gesch. Ins. t. 27. f. 19.

Oliv. Encycl. Meth. vi. 499.

Latr. Hist. Nat. Fourm. 127.

Polyrhachis bihamatus HNS , Smith, Proc. Linn. Soc. ii. 59.

Hab. India; Sumatra; Borneo.

The specimens received from Borneo are much smaller and of a paler colour than those from India; there is also a slight difference in the form of the curved spines which arm the node of the abdomen, being parallel to each other full half of their length, whilst in examples from India the spines diverge from their base.

  • Smith, F. (1858): Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London, British Museum: 58-58, URL:http://antbase.org/ants/publications/8127/8127.pdf
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Taxonomic History

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Formica bihamata Drury, 1773: 73, pl. 38, figs. 7, 8 (w.) MADAGASCAR (Johanna I.). AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Locality in error, see Bolton, 1973b PDF: 352.].
Combination in Polyrhachis: Smith, 1857a PDF: 59.
Senior synonym of Polyrhachis affinis Le Guillou: Mayr, 1872 PDF: 139; Dalla Torre, 1893: 259; of Polyrhachis minor Karavaiev, Polyrhachis perplexa, Polyrhachis tonsilis: Hung, 1970 PDF: 16; Kohout, 1998: 508.
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Distribution

Java, Laos, Sumatra, Philippines, India, China
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Smith, F.:
  Formica bihamata, Drury , Ins. ii. pl. 38. f. 7, 8 [[worker]].
  Fabr. Syst. Ent.394.21; Ent. Syst. ii.361.49; Syst. Piez, 411, 66.
  Sulz. Gesch. Ins. t. 27. f. 19.
  Oliv. Encycl. Meth. vi. 499.
  Latr. Hist. Nat. Fourm. 127.
  Polyrhachis bihamatus , Smith, Proc. Linn. Soc. ii. 59.
  Hab. India; Sumatra; Borneo.
  The specimens received from Borneo are much smaller and of a paler colour than those from India; there is also a slight difference in the form of the curved spines which arm the node of the abdomen, being parallel to each other full half of their length, whilst in examples from India the spines diverge from their base.
 
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Formica bihamata, Drury , Ins. ii. pl. 38. f. 7, 8 [[worker]].

 

Fabr. Syst. Ent.394.21; Ent. Syst. ii.361.49; Syst. Piez, 411, 66.

 

Sulz. Gesch. Ins. t. 27. f. 19.

 

Oliv. Encycl. Meth. vi. 499.

 

Latr. Hist. Nat. Fourm. 127.

 

Polyrhachis bihamatus , Smith, Proc. Linn. Soc. ii. 59.

 

Hab. India; Sumatra; Borneo.

 

The specimens received from Borneo are much smaller and of a paler colour than those from India; there is also a slight difference in the form of the curved spines which arm the node of the abdomen, being parallel to each other full half of their length, whilst in examples from India the spines diverge from their base.

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