Polyrhachis decellei,

Rigato, Fabrizio, 2016, The ant genus Polyrhachis F. Smith in sub-Saharan Africa, with descriptions of ten new species. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 4088 (1): 14

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4088.1.1

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Polyrhachis decellei


Polyrhachis decellei  Bolton

Polyrhachis decellei  Bolton, 1973: 349, figs. 46, 54. Holotype worker, GHANA: eastern region, Begoro, 10.vi.1968 (C.A. Collingwood) (BMNH) [not seen].

Diagnosis. A medium sized militaris  -group species with mesosoma lacking standing hairs, but coated with long, dense pubescence, which is distinctly longer than on head and gaster, and with a pair of long standing hairs on the head vertex, and, in profile, relatively small and round eyes.

A single worker from CAS matches the original description and drawings. HL 1.63, HW 1.13, CI 69, SL 1.97, SI 174, FW 0.40, FI 35, PW 1.08, ML 2.18, HTL 2.08.

Material examined. CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., P.N. Dzanga –Ndoki, 38.6 km 173° S Lidjombo, 2°21,60’N 16°03.20’E, 350 m, 22.v.2001 (S. van Noort) (1 w, CAS: CASENT0092432 CAR01-S218).