Plagiolepis

Plagiolepis alluaudi, copyright Brian Heterick.

Belongs within: Plagiolepidini.

Plagiolepis is an Old World genus of minute predatory ants.

Characters (from Heterick 2009): Antenna 11-segmented; palps long, palpal formula 6-4; propodeum smooth, unarmed; acidipore present.

Plagiolepis Mayr 1861 [incl. Anacantholepis Santschi 1914, Aporomyrmex Faber 1969, Paraplagiolepis Faber 1969] Z01
    |–*P. pygmaea (Latreille 1798) [=Formica pygmaea] TB85
    |–P. alluaudi Forel 1894 FT08
    |–P. custodiens A61
    |–P. dichroa Forel 1902 B03
    |–P. exigua Forel 1894 FT08
    |    |–P. e. exigua TB85
    |    `–P. exigua quadrimaculata Forel 1902 TB85
    |–P. jerdoni Forel 1894 B03
    |–P. lucidula Wheeler 1934 TB85
    |–P. moelleri Bingham 1903 B03
    |–P. pissina Roger 1863 B03
    |–P. rogeri Forel 1894 B03
    |–P. rothneyi Forel 1894 [=Acantholepis (Lepisiota) rothneyi] Z01
    |–P. squamosula Wheeler 1934 TB85 [incl. P. clarki Wheeler 1934 H09, TB85, P. nynganensis McAreavey 1949 H09, TB85]
    |    |–P. s. squamosula TB85
    |    `–P. ‘clarki’ impasta Wheeler 1934 TB85
    |–P. taurica ES12
    |–P. vindobonensis ES12
    |–P. watsoni Forel 1894 [=P. rothneyi watsoni] B03
    `–P. wroughtoni Forel 1902 [=P. rothneyi wroughtoni] B03

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[A61] Andreae, H. 1961. Coleoptera: Cossyphodidae. In: Hanström, B., P. Brinck & G. Rudebeck (eds) South African Animal Life: Results of the Lund University Expedition in 1950–1951 vol. 8 pp. 198–216. Almqvist & Wiksell: Uppsala.

[B03] Bingham, C. T. 1903. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera vol. 2. Ants and Cuckoo-Wasps. Taylor and Francis: London.

[ES12] Espadaler, X., & S. Santamaria. 2012. Ecto- and endoparasitic fungi on ants from the Holarctic region. Psyche 2012: 168478.

[FT08] Framenau, V. W., & M. L. Thomas. 2008. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean): identification and distribution. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25 (1): 45–85.

[H09] Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1–206.

[TB85] Taylor, R. W., & D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 2. Hymenoptera: Formicoidea, Vespoidea and Sphecoidea pp. 1–149. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

[Z01] Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guangxi Normal University Press: Guilin (China).

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