Polyrhachis femorata

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Polyrhachis femorata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Campomyrma
Species group: femorata
Species: P. femorata
Binomial name
Polyrhachis femorata
Smith, F., 1858

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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Association with Other Organisms

This species is a host for the eucharitid wasp Rhipipalloidea mira (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (primary host).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • femorata. Polyrhachis femoratus Smith, F. 1858b: 73, pl. 4, fig. 46 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953e: 207 (l.). Combination in P. (Campomyrma): Forel, 1915b: 113. Senior synonym of emeryi: Forel, 1894b: 72; Taylor, 1989a: 23.
  • emeryi. Camponotus emeryi Forel, 1879a: 113, pl. 1, fig. 4 (q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of femorata: Forel, 1894b: 72; Taylor, 1989a: 23.

Type Material

  • Camponotus emeryi Forel, 1880: Holotype, queen, Australia, Australia, museum unknown (probably MHNG (Geneva)).
  • Polyrhachis femoratus Smith, 1858: Syntype, worker(s), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, The Natural History Museum.



  • Forel, A. 1894b. Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller etc. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 9: 64-100 (page 72, Senior synonym of emeryi)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 113, Combination in P. (Campomyrma))
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 73, pl. 4, fig. 46 worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1989a. The nomenclature and distribution of some Australian ants of the genus Polyrhachis Fr Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 28: 23-27 (page 23, Senior synonym of emeryi)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1953e. The ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae. Part II. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 46: 175-217 (page 207, larva described)