The Ants of Africa
Genus Polyrhachis
Polyrhachis durbanensis Forel

Polyrhachis durbanensis Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Polyrhachis (Myrma) cubaensis Mayr r. durbanensis n. stirps, Forel 1914d: 262, worker & queen; raised to species by Bolton, 1973b: 327, illustrated, alitrunk and petiole only), collected at Natal, Durban, by C B Cooper - see below
Worker & queen only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Polyrhachis durbanensis}Forel's (1914d) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1924: 753) gave a translation (as a race of cubaensis), this is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1973b) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 6.7-7.3 mm, HL 1.59-1.70, HW 1.29-1.37, SL 1.64-1.70, PW 1.03-1.08
Propodeum without a transverse ridge; petiole with two pairs of well-developed spines, the dorsal pair the longer. Colour black, appendages brown and funiculi yellow-brown; All over very sparse fine greyish pubescence.

Polyrhachis durbanensisThe photomontage of a type worker is collated from

2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2018 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.