Plagiolepis invadens

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Plagiolepis invadens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Plagiolepis
Species group: schmitzii
Species: P. invadens
Binomial name
Plagiolepis invadens
Seifert, 2020

Plagiolepis invadens is known so far from only a single supercolony in southwest Germany in a settlement with about 30% greenery and 70% building or sealed area. It is thought to be non-native (invasive) at this site, but its native range is unknown.

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Germany (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.



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

  • xene. Plagiolepis invadens Seifert, 2020: 191, figs. 6-8 (w.) GERMANY.