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Species: Plagiolepis alluaudi   Emery, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery, 1894b PDF: 71 (w.) SEYCHELLES IS. Malagasy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1907d PDF: 30 (q.).
Senior synonym of Plagiolepis augusti, Plagiolepis foreli, Plagiolepis mactavishi, Plagiolepis ornata: Smith, 1958b PDF: 196.
See also: Smith, 1979: 1423.


Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1920d (as foreli, a synonyn)


Introduced species


Caste of types: (q)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Forel, A., 1912:
[[ worker ]]. Seychelles: Silhouette, Mare aux Cochons; Felicite.

Ward, P. S., 2005:
I [introduced species]

Forel, A., 1895:
- Identique a celle des Seychelles.

Emery, C., 1894:
- [[ worker ]]. Tres voisine de P. pygmaea et P. madecassa , dont elle a la sculpture et la pubescence; se distingue par sa forme plus elancee et par la suture mesometanotale entierement effacee sur le dos. la partie du mesonotum situee derriere l'etranglement etant continue avec le metanotum. Couleur testace clair, les pattes et antennes pales; l'extremite des antennes a peine un peu rembrunie chez certains exemplaires. - Long. 1 1 / 4 - 1 1 / 3 mill.
Mahe: La Misere.

Forel, A., 1907:
[[ worker ]]. Ile Farquhar. Espece des Seychelles retrouvee plus tard dans les serres chaudes de Berne, ou elle a ete importee.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 172 times found in rainforest, 146 times found in tropical dry forest, 85 times found in montane rainforest, 47 times found in gallery forest, 32 times found in montane forest, 29 times found in littoral rainforest, 20 times found in urban/garden, 33 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 25 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 18 times found in park/garden, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 52 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 62 times Malaise trap, 42 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 36 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 31 times beating low vegetation, 22 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 7 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 9 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 16 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 14 times GC, 14 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1700 meters, 484 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Plagiolepis foreli: casent0912413; syntype of Plagiolepis foreli ornata: casent0912414

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