Polyrhachis Pandarus

Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 62

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Polyrhachis Pandarus


13. Polyrhachis Pandarus  HNS  .

P. opacus niger; capite thoraceque subverrucatis, thorace antice posticeque abdominisque squama spinis duabus longis crassis acutis armatis.

Worker. Length 4 lines. Black: head and thorax coarsely shagreened; the palpi pale testaceous; head below the antennae finely shagreened; the head with a sharp recurved margin posteriorly. Thorax: not flattened above; two long, stout, acute, divergent spines in front, and two similar ones posteriorly; the scale quadrate, with two long acute divergent spines, directed backwards; legs without spines or hairs; the calcaria, at the apex of the anterior tibiae, pale testaceous, those on the intermediate and posterior pairs black. Abdomen smooth, opake-black.

Examples of this species from Singapore have the abdomen rusty-red.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak). Philippine Islands. Java.