Plagiolepis cardiocarenis

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Plagiolepis cardiocarenis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: P. cardiocarenis
Binomial name
Plagiolepis cardiocarenis
Chang & He, 2002


Change and He (2002) - Similar to Plagiolepis alluaudi but distinguished by following characteristics: only one short seta on occipital margin; hairs on alitrunk lacking; head cordate, two sides convex and occipital margin appreciably concave; hairs on middle half part of posterior margin of second gastral tergite lacking.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • cardiocarenis. Plagiolepis cardiocarenis Chang & He, 2002c: 151, figs. 1-3 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Holotype and paratypes are deposited in Agricultural College, Ningxia University.