The genus-group taxon Hemioptica Roger is reviewed and treated as a subgenus of Polyrhachis Fr. Smith. Three species are recognised: P. bugnioni Forel, P. scissa (Roger), and P. boltoni spec. nov. Previously included taxa P. abrupta Mayr, P. aculeata Mayr and P. pubescens Mayr are transferred to the subgenus Polyrhachis (Myrma) Billberg. A key to species of Hemioptica is provided; distribution ranges of individual species are given and known ecological data summarised. A lectotype is designated for P. scissa (Roger).

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Dorow, W.H.O, & Kohout, R.J. (1995). A review of the subgenus Hemioptica Roger of the genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith with description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Zoologische Mededelingen, 69(8), 93–104.