In ants, mimicry is not restricted to morphological appearance but are very commonly expressed in behavior one of the most common of which is the raised gasters that in smaller species mimics fireants (i.e. Solenopsis and to some extend also Monomorium) and in larger species probably mimicry of Oecophylla smaragdina. This mimicry expression is usually targeting larger predators such as birds, lizards, frogs and even small mammals as obviously arthropods that prey on ants such as centipedes, scorpions, spiders, praying mantis, assassin bugs, etc are not exactly deterred.
This Polyrhachis species like most of this genus is monomorphic and polygynous.
Polyrhachis dives 84555
No Rank: Pancrustacea 197562
Last Updated: 2014 04 30
First Posted: 2014 04 29