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Seleb ant (Polyrhachis abdominalis)

Seleb ant or seleb spiny sugar ant (Polyrhachis abdominalis) is an animal species in Formicidae, dark black, has long spines on the pronotum and propodeum, short rounded abdomen, oval head, abdomen has segments, rough skin surfaces and full body segments.

P. abdominal has a body length of 5.0-10 mm, head width of 1.3-2 mm, alitrunk length of 2-5 mm. Thorak is seen from the lateral, dorsal side of the pronotum, mesonotum and conode shaped convex.

Dlium Seleb ant (Polyrhachis abdominalis)


A pair of long antennas in 12 segments, long legs, mandibular subtriangular, antennal sockets separated from clypeus, do not have a metapleural gland gap at the rear corner of the mesosoma or in the upper area of the rear leg.

The first segment of the gaster is smaller than half the total length of the gaster. Pronotum has a pair of spines to the front and propodeum has a pair of spines to the back and larger.

Seleb ant live in the tropics and nest in the canopy but often also move on the ground to explore primary forests, secondary forests, plantations and abandoned lands. Individuals do fast movements, walk fast and are responsive.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Infraorder: Aculeata
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Myrmhopla
Species: Polyrhachis abdominalis

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