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Species: Plagiolepis vindobonensis   Lomnicki, 1925 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Plagiolepis vindobonensis Lomnicki, 1925c PDF: 77, figs. 1-4 (w.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Santschi, 1926f PDF: 293 (q.); Boven, 1946 PDF: 9 (m.).
Junior synonym of Plagiolepis pygmaea: Bernard, 1967a PDF: 277.
Revived from synonymy: Kutter, 1977c: 189; Seifert, 1994a PDF: 29.
Revived from synonymy: Seifert, 2007: 259.
[Status of this name with respect to Plagiolepis taurica remains unresolved; both are retained at species-rank here.].


Palearctic Region: Aargau, Austria, Belgium, Channel Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greece, Italy, Lombardia, Montenegro, Namur, Northern Europe, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Southern Europe, Switzerland, Western Europe

Distribution Notes:



Grasslands, gardens

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174

Plagiolepis vindobonensis LomnickiHNS, 1925.

Fig. 158.

Plagiolepis vindobonenis LomnickiHNS, 1925: 78.

Worker. Pale to dark brown, somewhat shining, with sparse pubescence. Erect hairs are present over head and alitrunk and more thickly distributed over gaster. Head about as long as broad; pronotum broad, about l'/i width of propodeum; gaster heartshaped, much broader than alitrunk; scale, nodal reduced. Third and fourth funiculus segments subequal, about twice as long as second segment. Scape over-reaching occiput by about 1/6 its length. Ocelli absent. Length: 1.0-2.0 mm.

Queen. As worker but with broad flat alitrunk. Length: 3.0-4.0 mm.

Male. Brownish black. Head broader than long; eyes prominent, set forward of midlength ofhead. Antennae 12 segmented with scape overreaching occiput by 1/5 its length, funiculus segments scarcely longer than broad. Length: 1.5-2.0 mm.

Distribution. Central and Eastern Europe.

Biology. This minute species lives in small isolated colonies nesting under flat stones usually with several queens.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Unknown, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 1 times found in from sand dunes, 0 times found in S slope, xerothermous, limestone rocks.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 0 times foraging on rocks.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times Manual catch, 0 times search.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 500 meters, 251 meters average

Type specimens:

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