Plagiolepis decora

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Plagiolepis decora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: P. decora
Binomial name
Plagiolepis decora
Santschi, 1914

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • decora. Plagiolepis (Anacantholepis) decora Santschi, 1914e: 36, fig. 9 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1922: 582 (q.).



  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 582, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1914e. Meddelanden från Göteborgs Musei Zoologiska Afdelning. 3. Fourmis du Natal et du Zoulouland récoltées par le Dr. I. Trägårdh. Göteb. K. Vetensk. Vitterh. Samh. Handl. 15: 1-44 (page 36, fig. 9 worker described)