Plagiolepis rogeri

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Plagiolepis rogeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species: P. rogeri
Binomial name
Plagiolepis rogeri
Forel, 1894

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (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.

  • rogeri. Plagiolepis rogeri Forel, 1894c: 417 (w.) INDIA.


Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from Bingham 1903.


Very similar to P. jerdonii in colour, but the head is very finely and very distinctly longitudinally striate, and both pilosity and pubescence are more abundant, the latter especially dense on the scape of the antennae and the tarsi. Head slightly longer than in P. jerdonii, with the posterior margin transverse but not emarginate and with the lateral occipital angles less prominent; mandibles triangular, broader; clypeus more distinctly carinate, opaque, not shining. Thorax narrower, the pro- and mesonotum not so convex, the meso-metanotal emargination shallow and not so well-marked as in P. jerdoni. Node of the pedicel and abdomen similar to those of P. jerdonii. the former very strongly inclined to the front.

Length - 1.5 mm


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Tiwari R. N. 1999. Taxonomic studies on ants of southern India (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India 18(4): 1-96.