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Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) schmitzii Forel

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return to listIran list {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Madeira ((Plagiolepis pygmaea Latr. varn schmitzii n. v., Forel, 1895d: 231, worker & queen; Santschi, 1911i: 286, male; synonymy Collingwood, 1978: 71) - see below
junior synonyms (here)
barbara (Santschi, 1911i: 286, worker & male; Santschi, 1920g: 172, queen) type location Tunisia - (slightly smaller than type) see http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0912428
crosi (Santschi, 1920g: 168, illustrated, worker & queen) type location Algeria - (slightly yellower than type) see http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0912429
subspecies canariensis (Santschi, 1920g: 173, all forms) type location Canary Is - (slightly smaller than type) see http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0912431
madeirensis (Emery, 1921d: 315, illustrated, worker) type location Madeira - see http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905140
pyrenaica (Emery, 1921d: 315, illustrated, worker) type location France see http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905139
tingitana (Santschi, 1936c: 205, illustrated, worker [unavailable]) type location Morocco - see http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0912432


{Plagiolepis schmitzii}Forel's (1895d) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1920g) summary and description of crosi is at {original description}.


{Plagiolepis schmitzii} {Plagiolepis schmitzii alitrunk}Emery's (1921d) illustrated description of madeirensis and pyrenaica is at {original description}.

Egypt records - barbara in Menozzi (1927g) from Giarabub Oasis (Libya/Egypt border).

Sharaf list - Material examined: Ebn Salam (Daqahliya, Egypt), 13.iv.1999 (3) Leg.M.R.Sharaf; Ebn Salam (Daqahliya, Egypt), 28.v.1998 (1) Leg.M.R.Sharaf; Damietta, 20.viii.2003 (1) Leg. M. R. Sharaf (SHC).


{Plagiolepis schmitzii}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0909859


{Plagiolepis schmitzii}The photomontage of a cotype is collated from The Smithsonian Institute images at http://ripley.si.edu/ent/nmnhtypedb/public/specimeninfopage.cfm?publicconsumption=1&typespecimenID=1662


Oxford University Museum specimens

Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) schmitzii
B Taylor det.

Spain
X Espadaler


27.x.2008
Barcelona
41.3833333 N
2.1833333 W
Sant Celoni
2
{album}
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) schmitzii
B Taylor det.
Canary Islands
D King


1.v.2002
Fuerteventura
2820' N
1400' W
Jandia 2
{album}
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) schmitzii
B Taylor det.
Iran
M Ghatei
30
16.v.2015
37.36N
49.13E
52 m
Masal, Guilan
hand collected
forest, ground
1400h
1
{album}

{Plagiolepis schmitzi}The photomontage is of one of two workers from Spain, Sant Celoni, Barcelona, nesting under same stone as Pheidole pallidula, 27.x.2008, collected by Xavier Espadaler. These match the size of the cotype.


{Plagiolepis schmitzi}The photomontage is of a worker from Iran, Masl, Guilan, M Ghatei (30).


{Plagiolepis schmitzi}The photomontage is of specimens from Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Jandia, 1.v.2002, collected by David King. The size matches that of the madeirensis, i.e. TL ca 1.7 mm; rather than Forel's type measurement of TL 2.0-2.5 mm.


{Plagiolepis schmitzi}The photomontage is of a male from Canary Islands, collected by David King.

2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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