Polyrhachis wroughtonii Forel

Kohout, R. J., 2006, A review of the Polyrhachis cryptoceroides species-group with description of a new species from Thailand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8, pp. 145-150: 148

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Polyrhachis wroughtonii Forel
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Polyrhachis wroughtonii Forel  HNS  , 1894 (Figs. 4, 8, 12)

Polyrhachis wroughtonii Forel  HNS  , 1894: 398. Syntype workers. Type locality: India, Kanara (M. Wroughton), MHNG (examined).

Polyrhachis wroughtonii Forel  HNS  , 1895: 457. Description of queen and male.

Dimensions of syntypes: TL c. 4.54 - 4.99; HL 1.18 - 1.34; HW 1.03 - 1.15; CI 86 - 87; SL 1.25 - 1.28; SI 111 - 121; PW 1.09 - 1.15; MTL 1.18 - 1.22 (2 workers measured).

Additional material examined: India: Travancore, Tenmalai, 500 - 800 m, 11. - 17. X. 1938 (leg. B. M. - C. M. Exp. to S. India, Sept. - Oct. 1938) ([[worker]]); Bombay (no further data) (leg. G. B. King) ([[worker]]).

Dimensions: TL c. 4.69 - 4.74; HL 1.22 - 1.28; HW 1.04 - 1.09; CI 85; SL 1.25 - 1.34; SI 120 - 123; PW 1.06 - 1.12; MTL 1.15 - 1.22 (2 workers measured).

Remarks: Polyrhachis wroughtonii  HNS  is apparently a rather rare species and has been collected on only a few occasions. It is easily distinguished from the other species of the group by the rounded sides of the mesosoma and the absence of a metanotal groove.