Collingwood & van Harten, 2005
Described and only known from a type collection of workers found in a malaise sample.
Sharaf et al. (2011) - The head, body and legs are completely pale. The head is nearly as long as broad, the antennal scapes are distinctly short, about half of head length. The funicular segments are quadrate.
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Known only from the worker caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- breviscapa. Plagiolepis breviscapa Collingwood & van Harten, 2005: 77, fig. 8 (w.) YEMEN. See also: , Aldawood & Taylor, 2011: 205.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
TL 1.40, HL 0.47, HW 0.41, ScL 0.26, CI 87.2, SI 63.4, Eye L 0.09. The head, body and legs are completely pale. The antennal scape is unusually short for the genus. The funicular segments are quadrate.
Holotype: worker, Yemen: Lahj, 1.X-17.XII.2001, in Malaise trap, A. VAN HARTEN & A. SALLAM leg. - Paratypes: 7 workers, same data as holotype. The types of the new species will be deposited in the Liverpool Museum, Liverpool, UK.
Sharaf et al. (2011) - Holotype worker, Yemen, Lahj, 1.x.-17.xii.2001, (A. v. Harten & A. Sallam) (not in World Museum, Liverpool, presumably lost).
- Collingwood, C. A. and A. van Harten. 2005. Further additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Yemen. Zoology in the Middle East. 35:73-78 PDF (page 77, worker described)
- Sharaf, M., Aldawood, A. and Taylor, B. 2011 The formicine ant genus Plagiolepis Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Arabian Peninsula, with description of two new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 137:(1+2) 203-215.