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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Polyrhachis dives

Polyrhachis dives is a common polygynous monomophic arboreal weaver ant. Nests of Polyrhachis dives weaved together using ant's silk and vegetation are found in trees as well as among shrubs and tall grasses.


A worker of Polyrhachis dives.
A worker of Polyrhachis dives

A worker of Polyrhachis dives.
A worker of Polyrhachis dives

A worker of Polyrhachis dives.

A worker of Polyrhachis dives.
A worker of Polyrhachis dives

A worker of Polyrhachis dives.
A worker of Polyrhachis dives

A worker of Polyrhachis dives.
A worker of Polyrhachis dives

A worker of Polyrhachis dives.

A worker of Polyrhachis dives.
A worker of Polyrhachis dives

A worker of Polyrhachis dives.
A worker of Polyrhachis dives

A worker of Polyrhachis dives.
A worker of Polyrhachis dives

Nest of Polyrhachis dives.
Nest of Polyrhachis dives





See also:
Polyrhachis armata
Polyrhachis australis 252372
Polyrhachis furcata 111117
Polyrhachis ypsilon 84558



Taxonomy
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Arthropoda
Subphylum - Hexapoda
Class - Insecta
Subclass - Pterygota
Infraclass - Neoptera
Order - Hymenoptera
Suborder - Apocrita
Infraorder - Aculeata
Superfamily - Vespoidea
Family - Formicidae -- ants, fourmis
Subfamily - Formicinae
Tribe - Camponotini
Genus - Polyrhachis (Smith, 1857)
Species - dives


Last Updated: 2012 07 29
First Posted 2012 06 06
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2 comments:

  1. I photographed a ant species of which I suspect its a member of the polyarchis family somewhere in february in Java. I cannot figure out what species it is however, it comes closest to a dives. Maybe I can send you the pics?

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    1. Hi Mark. Received your photos. they are not too clear but sufficient to tell (from their thorax) that those are not P. dives.

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