Cataglyphis adenensis

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Cataglyphis adenensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. adenensis
Binomial name
Cataglyphis adenensis
(Forel, 1904)

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Specimen Labels



Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species has a short broad head which is bright red. The petiole is high like in Cataglyphis flavobrunnea, but the dorsum is sloped rather than smoothly rounded.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 14.108056° to 11.609193°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Images from AntWeb

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Worker. Specimen code casent0249890. Photographer Shannon Hartman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • adenensis. Myrmecocystus viaticus r. adenensis Forel, 1904b: 382 (footnote) (w.) YEMEN.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Yemen: Aden (F. Ris).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in Cataglyphis: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 944;
    • combination in C. (Cataglyphis): Santschi, 1929b: 41.
    • Subspecies of bicolor: Emery, 1906d: 58; Emery, 1908g: 217; Emery, 1925b: 265.
    • Subspecies of viatica: Forel, 1908a: 16; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 944.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1929b: 41; Finzi, 1936: 193; Collingwood, 1985: 286; Agosti, 1990b: 1486; Bolton, 1995b: 134; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 377; Collingwood, et al. 2011: 454; Borowiec, L. 2014: 50 (see note in bibliography); Sharaf, Wetterer, et al. 2022: 15.
    • Distribution: Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus bugnioni.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Collingwood C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 7: 230-302.
  • Collingwood C. A., D. Agosti, M. R. Sharaf, A. Van Harten, 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474
  • Collingwood C.A., D.Agosti, M.R. Sharaf, and A. van Harten. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE, 4: 405–474
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • Santschi, F.. "Étude sur les Cataglyphis." Revue Suisse de Zoologie 36 (1929): 25-70.
  • Sharaf M. R., B. L. Fisher, H. M. Al Dhafer, A. Polaszek, and A. S. Aldawood. 2018. Additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Oman: an updated list, new records and a description of two new species. Asian Myrmecology 10: e010004
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004