First record of the vulnerable social parasite ant Plagiolepis grassei in Italy (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Authors

  • Enrico Schifani Section Animal Biology, Department STEBICEF, University of Palermo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13133/2284-4880/231

Keywords:

geographic distribution, conservation, rarity, IUCN Red List, myrmecology, Sicily

Abstract

The first Italian records of the rare parasitic ant species Plagiolepis grassei Le Masne, 1956 are here reported. This species is considered as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN’s Red List, and was previously recorded from France and Spain only.

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Published

2017-06-30

How to Cite

Schifani, E. (2017). First record of the vulnerable social parasite ant Plagiolepis grassei in Italy (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 49(1), 61–64. https://doi.org/10.13133/2284-4880/231

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Short Scientific Notes