Polyrhachis flavicornis

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: 63

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Polyrhachis flavicornis


17. Polyrhachis flavicornis  HNS  .

P. niger; capite thoraceque subopacis, abdomine nitido; flagello femorumque -basi flavo-testaceis.

Female. Length 3 lines. Black: the head subopake, the flagellum and mandibles reddish-yellow; the basal joint of the flagellum, except its extreme apex, black; the scape rufo-piceous. Thorax subopake; ovate, without spines; legs rufo-piceous, the femora pale reddishyellow; wings subhyaline, nervures pale testaceous, stigma brown. Abdomen fuscous; the scale quadrate, armed with two short, curved subacute spines.

Worker. Length 2 lines. Very like the female, but with the antennae and legs of a deeper tint; the first joint of the flagellum black, except its apex; the thorax flattened at the sides, the superior surface slightly convex, divided by two transverse sutures, the margins acute. Abdomen globose, black and shining; the scale as in the female.

Hab. Singapore.