The synonymy of Plagiolepis obscuriscapa Santschi, 1923 with P. pygmaea (Latreille, 1798) is proposed. The use of pigmentation as only discriminating character in ant taxonomy is criticised.

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Boer, P. (2008). Plagiolepis obscuriscapa Santschi, 1923, a junior synonym of Plagiolepis pygmaea (Latreille, 1798) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) and the use of pigmentation as discriminating character in ant taxonomy. Zoologische Mededelingen, 82(43), 485–488.