Plagiolepis mactavishi

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Plagiolepis mactavishi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Plagiolepis alluaudi)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: Plagiolepis mactavishi
Wheeler, W.M., 1908

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Plagiolepis alluaudi.


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

  • mactavishi. Plagiolepis mactavishi Wheeler, W.M. 1908c: 166 (w.) FRENCH POLYNESIA (Society Is). Wheeler, W.M. 1922f: 318 (q.); Santschi, 1928b: 37 (m.). Junior synonym of alluaudi: Smith, M.R. 1958b: 196.


  • Santschi, F. 1928b. Nouvelles fourmis de Chine et du Turkestan Russe. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 68: 31-46 (page 37, male described)
  • Smith, M. R. 1958b [1957]. A contribution to the taxonomy, distribution and biology of the vagrant ant, Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 65: 195-198 (page 196, Junior synonym of alluaudi)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1908c. Ants from Moorea, Society Islands. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 24: 165-167 (page 166, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922n. Formicidae from Easter Island and Juan Fernandez. Pp. 317-319 in: Skottsberg, C. (ed.) 1921-1940. The natural history of Juan Fernandez and Easter Island. Vol. III. Zoology. Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksells, 688 pp. (page 318, queen described)