Cataglyphis harteni

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Cataglyphis harteni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. harteni
Binomial name
Cataglyphis harteni
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

This species occurred high up on the eastern side of the mountain mass of Djebel an-Nabi Shuaib at altitudes over 3500 m (Collingwood & Agosti 1996)

Identification

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species belongs to the Cataglyphis altisquamis complex and closely resembles Cataglyphis asiriensis except for the much reduced dorsal pilosity of the alitrunk and gaster.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Yemen (type locality).

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.

  • harteni. Cataglyphis harteni Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 379, fig. 42 (w.) YEMEN.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype: TL 5.25; HL 1.94; HW 1.52; SL 1.94; PW 0.43; PL 0.33; EL 0.60.

There is one pair of coarse hairs on the pronotum and one pair on the posterior dorsum of the propodeum, two pairs on the petiole and one pair on the first gastral tergite. The first funiculus segment is 1.56 times segment 2. The third and fourth maxillary palp segments are each shorter than the fifth and sixth combined. The petiole is a high thick node with a distinctly convex anterior face and a steep posterior face. The propodeum is rather low with the dorsal face sloping gently into its declivous face. The colour is uniformly dull black with dense reticulate sculpture extending over the head, alitrunk and first gaster tergite. The eyes are somewhat bulbous and project from the side margins of the head in posterior view. The inner faces of the femora and tibiae have thick black bristles.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Yemen, Djebel an-Nabi Shuaib, 1 !.IX. 1992, A. van Harten. - Paratypes: Yemen: 4 workers, same series as holotype; 10 workers, same locality, 7.III.1993, C. A. Collingwood. Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel

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