Plagiolepis jerdonii

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Plagiolepis jerdonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: P. jerdonii
Binomial name
Plagiolepis jerdonii
Forel, 1894

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Specimen Labels

Photo Gallery

  • A Plagiolepis jerdoni worker tending a subterranean mealy bug. Photo by Manoj Vembayam.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • jerdonii. Plagiolepis jerdonii Forel, 1894c: 416 (w.) INDIA.



  • Forel, A. 1894c. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part IV. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 8: 396-420 (page 416, worker described)
  • Tak, N. 2000b. Studies on ants (Formicidae) of Rajasthan - III. Banswara. Entomon 25: 97-101 (page 47, record for India)