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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
crosi (Santschi, 1920g: 168, illustrated, worker & queen) type location Algeria - (slightly yellower than type) see
subspecies canariensis (Santschi, 1920g: 173, all forms) type location Canary Is - (slightly smaller than type) see
madeirensis (Emery, 1921d: 315, illustrated, worker) type location Madeira - see
pyrenaica (Emery, 1921d: 315, illustrated, worker) type location France see
tingitana (Santschi, 1936c: 205, illustrated, worker [unavailable]) type location Morocco - see

{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

{Plagiolepis schmitzii}The photomontage of a cotype is collated from The Smithsonian Institute images at

Oxford University Museum specimens

Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) schmitzii
B Taylor det.

X Espadaler

41.3833333 N
2.1833333 W
Sant Celoni
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) schmitzii
B Taylor det.
Canary Islands
D King

2820' N
1400' W
Jandia 2
Plagiolepis (Plagiolepis) schmitzii
B Taylor det.
M Ghatei
52 m
Masal, Guilan
hand collected
forest, ground

{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.

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