Cataglyphis aenescens

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Cataglyphis aenescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. aenescens
Binomial name
Cataglyphis aenescens
(Nylander, 1849)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

In Russia this species is found in drier habitats include steppes (Zryanin & Zryanina, 2007).

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation (type locality), Slovakia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • aenescens. Formica aenescens Nylander, 1849: 37 (w.q.m.) RUSSIA.
    • Combination in Tapinoma: Smith, F. 1858b: 56.
    • Combination in Myrmecocystus: Emery & Forel, 1879: 449.
    • Combination in Cataglyphis: Mayr, 1861: 45; Müller, 1923b: 149.
    • Combination in C. (Monocombus): Santschi, 1929b: 35.
    • Junior synonym of cursor: Mayr, 1861: 45 (in key); Mayr, 1863: 402; Roger, 1863b: 12; André, 1874: 202 (in list); Mayr, 1877: 8; Emery & Forel, 1879: 449; Mayr, 1880: 28; Dalla Torre, 1893: 217.
    • Subspecies of cursor: Emery, 1906d: 47; Karavaiev, 1910a: 269; Karavaiev, 1910b: 18; Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 173; Karavaiev, 1916: 507; Santschi, 1921a: 116; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1923: 248; Ruzsky, 1923: 2; Karavaiev, 1924: 301; Emery, 1925b: 263; Santschi, 1926f: 290; Karavaiev, 1927a: 303; Karavaiev, 1927c: 287 (in key); Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929b: 41; Santschi, 1929b: 35; Finzi, 1930c: 24; Arnol’di, 1933b: 605 (in key); Santschi, 1934d: 281; Zimmermann, 1935: 54; Karavaiev, 1936: 263 (redescription); Karavaiev, 1937: 177; Santschi, 1938a: 43; Arnol'di, 1948: 212 (in list); Dlussky, 1962: 183; Baroni Urbani, 1964a: 8.
    • Status as species: Pisarski, 1967: 416; Arnol’di, 1968: 1816; Dlussky & Pisarski, 1970: 89; Tarbinsky, 1976: 203 (redescription); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 554 (in key); Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 239; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 285 (in key); Agosti, 1990b: 1480; Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 148; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 294; Arakelian, 1994: 104; Bolton, 1995b: 134; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 147; Radchenko, 1997c: 436; Radchenko, 1998: 503 (in key); Csösz, & Markó, 2005: 233; Bračko, 2006: 146; Radchenko, 2007: 36; Werner & Wiezik, 2007: 156; Zryanin & Zryanina, 2007: 234; Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008: 132; Lapeva-Gjonova, et al. 2010: 57; Csösz, et al. 2011: 58; Legakis, 2011: 33; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 485; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2013: 384; Borowiec, L. 2014: 50; Bračko, et al. 2014: 19; Radchenko, 2016: 318; Salata & Borowiec, L., 2018: 13.
    • Senior synonym of aterrima: Radchenko, 1997c: 436; Radchenko, 2016: 318.
    • Senior synonym of caspius: Emery, 1906d: 48; Karavaiev, 1910b: 18; Emery, 1925b: 263; Lomnicki, 1925a: 160; Santschi, 1929b: 35; Karavaiev, 1936: 263; Pisarski, 1967: 417; Radchenko, 2016: 318.
    • Senior synonym of chatkalensis: Radchenko, 1997c: 436; Radchenko, 2016: 318.
    • Senior synonym of georgica: Radchenko, 1997c: 436; Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008: 132; Radchenko, 2016: 318.
    • Senior synonym of hellenicus: Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2013: 384 (in text).
    • Senior synonym of jakobsoni: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 149; Radchenko, 2016: 318.
    • Senior synonym of rockingeri: Radchenko, 1997c: 436; Radchenko, 2016: 318.
    • Senior synonym of tancrei: Radchenko, 1997c: 436; Radchenko, 2016: 318.
    • Material of the unavailable name flavigastra referred here by Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 149.
    • Material of the unavailable names kuenlunensis, maeotica, referred here by Radchenko, 1997c: 436.
    • Material of the unavailable name dorica referred here by Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2013: 384 (in text).
  • tancrei. Myrmecocystus cursor r. tancrei Forel, 1901h: 66 (w.) CHINA. Forel, 1904b: 383 (m.); Ruzsky, 1905b: 446 (q.). Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 263. Subspecies of aenescens: Santschi, 1929b: 58. Junior synonym of aenescens: Radchenko, 1997c: 437.
  • caspius. Myrmecocystus cursor var. caspius Ruzsky, 1902b: 470 (q.m.) RUSSIA. Ruzsky, 1905b: 447 (w.). Junior synonym of aenescens: Karavaiev, 1910b: 18; Lomnicki, 1925a: 160.
  • jakobsoni. Myrmecocystus altisquamis var. jakobsoni Ruzsky, 1905b: 436 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Karavaiev, 1910b: 22 (m.). Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 264. Subspecies of cursor: Karavaiev, 1910b: 21; Santschi, 1929b: 58; of aenescens: Pisarski, 1967: 417. Raised to species: Pisarski, 1970: 323. Junior synonym of aenescens: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 149.
  • rockingeri. Myrmecocystus (Cataglyphis) cursor subsp. rockingeri Forel, 1911e: 287 (w.) RUSSIA. Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 264. Subspecies of aenescens: Pisarski, 1969b: 315; Dlussky & Pisarski, 1970: 89; of cursor: Agosti, 1990b: 1482. Junior synonym of aenescens: Radchenko, 1997c: 437.
  • aterrima. Cataglyphis aenescens subsp. aterrima Pisarski, 1967: 417 (w.) RUSSIA. [First available use of Myrmecocystus (Cataglyphis) cursor subsp. aenescens var. aterrima Karavaiev, 1916: 507; unavailable name.] Subspecies of cursor: Agosti, 1990b: 1482. Junior synonym of aenescens: Radchenko, 1997c: 436.
  • georgica. Cataglyphis (Monocombus) aenescens subsp. georgica Arnol'di, 1968: 1816, figs. 15, 16, 17 (q.m.) GEORGIA. Junior synonym of aenescens: Radchenko, 1997c: 437.
  • chatkalensis. Cataglyphis aenescens subsp. chatkalensis Tarbinsky, 1976: 202 (w.) KYRGYZSTAN. Junior synonym of aenescens: Radchenko, 1997c: 437.
  • hellenica. Myrmecocystus cursor var. hellenicus Forel, 1886f: 204 (w.) GREECE. Combination in Cataglyphis: Müller, 1923: 150; in C. (Monocombus): Santschi, 1929b: 35. Raised to species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 59. Junior synonym of aenescens: Borowiec & Salata, 2013: 384.

Description

References

  • Agosti, D. 1990b. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 2 24: 1457-1505 (page 1480, Revived status as species)
  • Arnol'di, K. V.; Dlussky, G. M. 1978. Superfam. Formicoidea. 1. Fam. Formicidae - ants. Pp. 519-556 in: Medvedev, G. S. (ed.) Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 3. Hymenoptera. Part 1. Opredeliteli Faune SSSR 119:3-584. (page 554, Revived status as species)
  • Atanassov, N.; Dlussky, G. M. 1992. Fauna of Bulgaria. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Fauna Bûlg. 22: 1-310 (page 294, Revived status as species)
  • Borowiec, L. & Salata, S. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24, 335-401.
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Soyunov, O. S.; Zabelin, S. I. 1990 [1989]. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkhabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp. (page 149, Senior synonym of jakobsoni, and material of the unavailable name flavigastra referred here)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Zabelin, S. I. 1985. Ant fauna (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the River Sumbar Basin (south-west Kopetdag). Pp. 208-246 in: Nechaevaya, N. T. (ed.) The vegetation and animal world of western Kopetdag. Ashkhabad: Ylym, 278 pp. (page 239, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1906f. Rassegna critica delle specie paleartiche del genere Myrmecocystus. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (6)3:47-61 (page 47, Subspecies of cursor)
  • Emery, C.; Forel, A. 1879. Catalogue des Formicides d'Europe. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 5: 441-481 (page 449, Combination in Myrmecocystus)
  • Emery, C.; Forel, A. 1879. Catalogue des Formicides d'Europe. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 5: 441-481 (page 449, Revived from synonymy)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1910. Nachtrag zu meinen "Ameisen aus Transcaspien und Turkestan". Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 9: 268-272 (page 18, Senior synonym of caspius)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1924. Zur Systematik der paläarktischen Myrmecocystus (Formicidae), nebst einigen biologischen Notizen. Konowia 3: 301-308 (page 301, Subspecies of cursor)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1936. The fauna of the family Formicidae (ants) of the Ukraine. Part II (conclusion). Tr. Inst. Zool. Biol. Ukr. Akad. Nauk Ser. 1 Pr. Syst. Faun. 1936: 161-316 (page 263, Subspecies of cursor)
  • Lomnicki, J. 1925a [1924]. Przeglad polskich gatunków rodzaju mrówki (Formica Linné). Pol. Pismo Entomol. 3: 151-182 (page 160, Senior synonym of caspius)
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 45, Combination in Cataglyphis)
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 45, Junior synonym of cursor)
  • Müller, G. 1923b. Le formiche della Venezia Guilia e della Dalmazia. Boll. Soc. Adriat. Sci. Nat. Trieste 28: 11-180 (page 149, Combination in Cataglyphis)
  • Nylander, W. 1849 [1848]. Additamentum alterum adnotationum in monographiam formicarum borealium. Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn. 3: 25-48 (page 37, worker, queen, male described)
  • Petrov, I. Z. 1999. A short review of the biology of Cataglyphis aenescens (Nyl.) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Contributions to the Zoogeography and Ecology of the Eastern Mediterranean Region 1:37-41
  • Petrov, I. Z. Some observations on biology of Cataglyphis aenescens (Nyl.) (Hym., Form.) in Deliblato Sands (Vojvodina, Serbia). Notes from Underground (not a publication).
  • Pisarski, B. 1967a. Fourmis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) d'Afghanistan récoltées par M. Dr. K. Lindberg. Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 24: 375-425 (page 416, Revived status as species)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1997a [1996]. Key to ants of the genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Asian Palaearctics. Entomol. Rev. (Birm.) 76: 430-437 (page 436, Senior synonym of aterrima, chatkalensis, goergica, rockingeri and tancrei, and material of the unavailable names maeotica and kuenlunensis referred here.)
  • Salata, S., Borowiec, L. 2018. Taxonomic and faunistic notes on Greek ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum, Entomology 27(online 008):1-51 (DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2199191).
  • Santschi, F. 1921a. Notes sur les fourmis paléarctiques. II. Fourmis d'Asie Mineure récoltées par M. H. Gadeau de Kerville. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 21: 110-116 (page 116, Subspecies of cursor)
  • Santschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Rev. Suisse Zool. 36: 25-70 (page 35, Combination in C. (Monocombus))
  • Santschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Rev. Suisse Zool. 36: 25-70 (page 35, Subspecies of cursor)
  • Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. (page 203, Revived status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M.; Mann, W. M. 1916. The ants of the Phillips Expedition to Palestine during 1914. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 60: 167-174 (page 173, Subspecies of cursor)
  • Zryanin, V.A. and Zryanina, T.A. 2007. Novye dannye o faune murav’ev Srednego Povolzh’ya. Uspekhi Sovremennoj Biologii. 127:226-240. [in Russian]