Cataglyphis minima

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Cataglyphis minima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. minima
Binomial name
Cataglyphis minima
Collingwood, 1985

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Specimen Labels

At Rawdhat Khorim, Saudi Arabia, C. minima has an abundance and foraging behavior similar to Cataglyphis nigra (Sharaf et al., 2013).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia (type locality), United Arab Emirates.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb Currently, C. minima appears to have a more restricted distribution in the Arabian Peninsula than other species of the genus. It was originally described from Saudi Arabia and recorded from UAE (Tigar and Collingwood, 1993) (Sharaf et al., 2013).




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

  • minima. Cataglyphis minima Collingwood, 1985: 289, fig. 75 (w.q.) SAUDI ARABIA.