Sharaf & Aldawood, 2011
Nothing is known about the biology of Plagiolepis juddi.
Sharaf et al. (2011) - Plagiolepis juddi appears similar to Plagiolepis exigua but is consistently smaller, TL 1.02 versus 1.23; has a higher scape index, SI 111 versus 84; larger eyes, EL 0.25 x HW versus 0.19 x HW; higher mesosomal length, ML 0.40 versus 0.35. In addition, CI 97 in P. juddi is distinctly longer than broad, while it is broader than long in P. exigua. Furthermore, P. juddi has much sparser pubescence than P. exigua.
Keys including this Species
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- juddi. Plagiolepis juddi Sharaf & Aldawood, in Sharaf, Aldawood & Taylor, 2011: 206, fig. 4a (w.) YEMEN.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
TL 1.02, HL 0.29, HW 0.28, SL 0.31, EL 0.07, PRW 0.18, ML 0.40, CI 97, SI 111.
Unicolorous bright yellow, mandibular teeth, posterior margins of first and fourth gastral tergites yellowish brown. Head nearly as long as broad with convex sides and nearly straight or shallowly concave occiput. Head dorsum smooth and shining. Scapes distinctly short, not reaching posterior margin of head. Second funicular segment broader than long, third and fourth funicular segments distinctly longer than broad. Eyes oval with about 9 ommatidia in the longest row, EL 0.25 x HW. Whole mesosoma smooth and brilliant. Metanotal groove shallow but distinct. Basal face of propodeum sloping evenly to the descending face making a continuous curve. Pubescence sparse on head and gaster and absent on mesosoma. Antennae with dense appressed pubescence.
Holotype worker. Yemen, Lahj, v.2002 (A. van Harten). (World Museum, Liverpool)
Named in honor of Dr. Stephen Judd (Director of World Museum Liverpool).
- Sharaf, M.R., Aldawood, S.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. 137:203-215. doi:10.3157/061.137.0113