Cataglyphis bicolor seticornis

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Cataglyphis bicolor seticornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. bicolor
Subspecies: C. bicolor seticornis
Trinomial name
Cataglyphis bicolor seticornis
(Emery, 1906)

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Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ghana (type locality), Ivory Coast.

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.





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

  • seticornis. Myrmecocystus bicolor subsp. seticornis Emery, 1906d: 58.
    • [First available use of Myrmecocystus viaticus subsp. setipes var. seticornis Emery, 1898c: 147 (footnote) (w.) GHANA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Bolton, 1995b: 137).]
    • [Misspelled as setocornis by Agosti, 1990b: 1489.]
    • Combination in Cataglyphis: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 945.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 944.
    • Subspecies of bicolor: Emery, 1908g: 217; Emery, 1925b: 266; Santschi, 1929b: 47; Agosti, 1990b: 1489; Bolton, 1995b: 137.



  • Emery, C. 1906f. Rassegna critica delle specie paleartiche del genere Myrmecocystus. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (6)3:47-61 (page 58, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1908h. Myrmecocystus viaticus et formes voisines. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 44: 213-217 (page 217, Subspecies of bicolor)
  • Santschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Rev. Suisse Zool. 36: 25-70 (page 47, Subspecies of bicolor)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. 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. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 945, Combination in Cataglyphis)