The Ants of Africa
Genus Polyrhachis
Polyrhachis lanuginosa Santschi

Polyrhachis lanuginosa Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Polyrhachis lanuginosa n. sp., Santschi, 1910c: 394, illustrated, worker), holotype worker from Mindouli, Weiss
junior synonyms conradti and felici (both replacement names for the unavailable Polyrhachis (Pseudocyrtomyrma) lanuginosa subsp. Santschii n., Emery, 1921e: 24, queen; new names by Santschi, 1923e: 294) both from Cameroun, location not given - no images on Antweb (December 2014)
see Bolton, 1973b, 1995) .

Santschi's (1910c) description is at {original description}. Emery's (1921e) description of conradti (as santschii) is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1973b) is at {original description}

{Polyrhachis lanuginosa}WORKER - TL 5.9-6.1 mm; characterised by the presence of transverse ridges on the propodeum as opposed to teeth, and distinguished by the abundant long, curved or sinuate, yellow-white hairs. Pubescence long and greyish especially on appendages and gaster. Colour black, antennal funiculi yellow-brown, tarsi dark brown or black, (Bolton, 1973b: 335, not illustrated).

Polyrhachis lanuginosaThe photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Polyrhachis lanuginosa
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
0303'58.3" N
1608'59.6" E
528 m; Camp 1; 21h10-3h
Sur plate-forme 54 m du sol dans un Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon, Sterculiaceae) 50 m du camp

{Polyrhachis lanuginosa}The photomontage is of a queen from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha Nature Reserve; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR IN).

2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2018 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.