Cataglyphis viaticoides

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Cataglyphis viaticoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. viaticoides
Binomial name
Cataglyphis viaticoides
(André, 1881)

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Specimen Labels

At Rawdhat Khorim, Saudia Arabia, C. viaticoides is a common species found throughout the year and abundant from June to October, with a peak in September. Cataglyphis viaticoides was often observed foraging on Calotropis procera (Aiton) W. T. Aiton (Apocynaceae) (Sharaf et al., 2013).

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Armenia, Greece, Iran, Israel, Lebanon (type locality), Turkey.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb The collection of this species at Rawdhat Khorim, Saudi Arabia, represents the first record known for Saudi Arabia and the second record for the Arabian Peninsula. Collingwood et al. (2011) reported it from UAE (Sharaf et al., 2013).

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • viaticoides. Myrmecocystus albicans var. viaticoides André, 1881b: 57 (w.) LEBANON. Arnol'di, 1964: 1809 (m.). Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 263. Subspecies of albicans: Forel, 1902a: 156; Santschi, 1929b: 61. Raised to species: Arnol'di, 1964: 1809; Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969: 85. See also: Tinaut & Plaza, 1990: 192.

Description

References

  • André, E. 1881c. Catalogue raisonné des Formicides provenant du voyage en Orient de M. Abeille de Perrin et description des espèces nouvelles. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (6)(1): 53-78 (page 57, worker described)
  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1964. Higher and specialized representatives of the ant genus Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the fauna of the USSR. Zool. Zh. 4 43: 1800-1815 (page 1809, male described)
  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1964. Higher and specialized representatives of the ant genus Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the fauna of the USSR. Zool. Zh. 4 43: 1800-1815 (page 1809, Raised to species)
  • Collingwood, C. A.; Yarrow, I. H. H. 1969. A survey of Iberian Formicidae (Hymenoptera). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 44: 53-101 (page 85, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 263, Combination in Cataglyphis)
  • Forel, A. 1902a. Les fourmis du Sahara algérien récoltées par M. le Professeur A. Lameere et le Dr. A. Diehl. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 46: 147-158 (page 156, Race/stirps of albicans)
  • Santschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Rev. Suisse Zool. 36: 25-70 (page 61, Race/stirps of albicans)
  • Sharaf, M. R.; Abdel-Dayem, M. S.; Al Dhafer, H. M.; Aldawood, S. A. 2013. The ants (Hymenoptera:formicidae) of Rawdhat Khorim Nature Preserve, Saudi Arabia, with description of a new species of the genus Tetramorium Mayr. Zootaxa 3709:565-580. PDF
  • Tinaut, A.; Plaza, J. L. 1990 [1989]. Situación taxonómica del género Cataglyphis Förster, 1850 en la Península Ibérica. I. Las especies del subgénero Cataglyphis Förster (Hym. Formicidae). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 65: 189-199 (page 192, see also)