Cataglyphis cursor

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Cataglyphis cursor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. cursor
Binomial name
Cataglyphis cursor
(Fonscolombe, 1846)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: France (type locality), Turkey.

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This species is a host for the ectoparastic fungus Aegeritella roussillonensis (Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012).



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

  • cursor. Formica cursor Fonscolombe, 1846: 41 (w.m.) FRANCE. Mayr, 1861: 45 (w.q.m.). Combination in Cataglyphis: Mayr, 1861: 45; Emery, 1912f: 99; Emery, 1916b: 267; Emery, 1925b: 263; in Myrmecocystus: Emery & Forel, 1879: 449; in Myrmecocystus (Cataglyphis): Karavaiev, 1924: 301; in Cataglyphis (Monocombus): Santschi, 1929b: 29.



  • Borowiec, L. & Salata, S. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24, 335-401.
  • Cagniant, H. 1977 [1976]. Distribution, écologie et nid de la fourmi Cataglyphis cursor Fonscolombe. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Vie Milieu Sér. C Biol. Terr. 26: 265-276 (page 265, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1912f. Der Wanderzug der Steppen- und Wüstenameisen von Zentral-Asien nach Süd-Europa und Nord-Afrika. Zool. Jahrb. Suppl. 15("Erster Ba Band: 95-104 (page 99, Combination in Cataglyphis)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 267, Combination in Cataglyphis)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 263, Combination in Cataglyphis)
  • Emery, C.; Forel, A. 1879. Catalogue des Formicides d'Europe. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 5: 441-481 (page 449, Combination in Myrmecocystus)
  • Espadaler, X., Santamaria, S. 2012. Ecto- and Endoparasitic Fungi on Ants from the Holarctic Region. Psyche Article ID 168478, 10 pages (doi:10.1155/2012/168478).
  • Fonscolombe, B. de. 1846. Notes sur huit espèces nouvelles d'Hyménoptères et de Neuroptères, trouvées aux environs d'Aix. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)(4): 39-51 (page 41, worker, male described)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1924. Zur Systematik der paläarktischen Myrmecocystus (Formicidae), nebst einigen biologischen Notizen. Konowia 3: 301-308 (page 301, Combination in Myrmecocystus (Cataglyphis))
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 45, Combination in Cataglyphis)
  • Santschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Rev. Suisse Zool. 36: 25-70 (page 29, Combination in Cataglyphis (Monocombus))