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Plagiolepis alluaudi casent0003320 profile 1.jpg
P. alluaudi worker from Fiji
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Mayr, 1861
Type species
Formica pygmaea
72 species

Plagiolepis is an ant genus of the formic acid-producing subfamily Formicinae.[2] The genus is found in tropical and temperate regions of the Old World.[3]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Plagiolepis". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Plagiolepis". AntWeb. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Hita Garcia, F.; Wiesel, E.; Fischer, G. (2013). "The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography". Journal of East African Natural History. 101 (2): 127. doi:10.2982/028.101.0201. 

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