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

Enrico Schifani
  • Enrico Schifani
    Section Animal Biology, Department STEBICEF, University of Palermo, Italy | enrsc8@gmail.com

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

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Submitted: 2017-06-29 14:10:30
Published: 2017-06-30 08:20:35
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