Cataglyphis arenaria

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Cataglyphis arenaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. arenaria
Binomial name
Cataglyphis arenaria
Finzi, 1940

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Specimen Labels


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - SI 110-116. This species and Cataglyphis aurata, Cataglyphis cinnamomea, Cataglyphis livida, Cataglyphis rubra and Cataglyphis semitonsa, belong to the Cataglyphis albicans species complex. Cataglyphis arenarius have a yellowish body colour except for the gaster which is dark from the posterior edge of the first tergite. The petiole in profile is shorter and has a flatter dorsum than C. rubra.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Oman.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • arenaria. Cataglyphis albicans var. arenaria Finzi, 1940: 164 (w.) ALGERIA. [First available use of Myrmecocystus albicans subsp. lividus var. arenaria Forel, 1909e: 384; unavailable name (Agosti, 1990b: 1498).] Cagniant, 2009: 52 (m.). Raised to species: Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 378.