The Ants of Africa
Genus Polyrhachis
Polyrhachis decellei Bolton

Polyrhachis decellei Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1973b: 301, illustrated, worker; full body dorsal view, alitrunk and pedicel profile, anterior petiole), holotype worker from Begoro, eastern Region, collected by C.A. Collingwood,; and a paratype from Bunso, collector D. Leston, 7.vii.1969) - see below. .

{Polyrhachis decellei}Bolton's description (1973b) is at {original description}

WORKER - TL 7.4-7.8 mm; entire body finely and densely reticulate, dully shining. Colour black, legs very dark brown-black. A forest zone species.

Rigato (2016) added - A single worker from CAS matches the original description and drawings. HL 1.63, HW 1.13, CI 69, SL 1.97, SI 174, FW 0.40, FI 35, PW 1.08, ML 2.18, HTL 2.08.
Material examined. CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., P.N. Dzanga–Ndoki, 38.6 km 173 S Lidjombo, 221,60’N 1603.20’E, 350 m, 22.v.2001 (S. van Noort) (1 w, CAS: CASENT0092432 CAR01-S218).


Polyrhachis decelleiThe photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

2007, 2013, 2014, 2018 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.