The Ants of Africa
Genus Plagiolepis
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) exigua Forel

Subgenus Plagiolepis Santschi

Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) exigua Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location India (Plagiolepis exigua nov. spec., Forel, 1894c: 417, worker & queen) Poona, R Wroughton
worker and queen only known (see Bolton, 1995) .


Forel's (1894c) description is at - {original description}. Bingham's (1903: 323) translation is at - {original description}. Forel noted also from Madagascar.


{Plagiolepis exigua}The photomontage of a type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0101305


{Plagiolepis exigua}The photomontage of a fresh worker from Hawaii is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=0281162

The specimens below which I earlier designated Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) nsp Sudan JM, appear to be a close match to the type and modern specimens of P. exigua and, therefore, I have decided to place them here.

Notes: Head in full face view ovoid to square with rounded posterior angles; in profile with near flat dorsum and underside; clypeus shallowly domed with anterior margin shallowly arcuate; palps short; scapes just reach occiput; segments 2-7 of funiculus about equisized; eyes flat set just forward of mid-length of head; propodeum profile evenly arcuate; erect hairs restricted to anterior of clypeus, a single pair on the occiput, and at the posterior of the gaster; even when undistended gaster at least as long as head and alitrunk combined; no obvious pubescence; wholly smooth and shiny; colour orange-yellow
TL ca 1.5 mm CI 88 SI 92 EI 19 (eyelength/HW X 100)


Oxford University Museum specimens

Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) new species JM
B Taylor det.

Sudan
J Mathews
JM 160
25.xi.2001
Abu Gmein, Blue Nile
1121' N
3427' E
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal
2
{album}
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) new species JM
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 172

25.xi.2001
Abu Gmein, Blue Nile
1121' N
3427' E
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal 1
{album}
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) new species JM
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 174
25.xi.2001
Abu Gmein, Blue Nile
1121' N
3427' E
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal
{album}
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) new species JM
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 211
28.xi.2001
Abu Gmein, Blue Nile
1121' N
3427' E
semi-natural forest
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal
unmounted but photographed


{album}
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) new species JM
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 341
15.x.2001
Khordonia
Blue Nile
151' N
3415' E
semi-natural forest
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal



{album}
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) new species JM
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 413
23.x.2001
Abu Gmein, Blue Nile
1121' N
3427' E
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal
unmounted but photographed

{album}
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) new species JM
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 414
23.x.2001
Abu Gmein, Blue Nile
1121' N
3427' E
pyrethrum fogging of Senegalia senegal
unmounted but photographed

{album}

Plagiolepis nsp JM160The photomontage is of specimens from Sudan, Abu Gmein, Blue Nil; collector J Mathews (JM 160)


Plagiolepis nsp JM341The photomontage is of specimens from Sudan, Khordonia, Damazine Plantation, Blue Nile; collector J Mathews (JM 341)


Plagiolepis nsp JM341The photomontage is of specimens from Sudan, Abu Gmein, Blue Nil; collector J Mathews (JM 413)

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