Cataglyphis emmae

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Cataglyphis emmae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. emmae
Binomial name
Cataglyphis emmae
(Forel, 1909)

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • emmae. Formica (Proformica) emmae Forel, 1909e: 381 (w.) ALGERIA.
    • Délye, 1964a: 21 (q.m.) (reissued in Délye, 1965: 52).
    • Combination in Proformica: Emery, 1912f: 103;
    • combination in Formica (Paraformica): Forel, 1915b: 95;
    • combination in Paraformica: Emery, 1925b: 261;
    • combination in Proformica (Paraformica): Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928a: 8;
    • combination in Cataglyphis (Paraformica): Santschi, 1929b: 30.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1913f: 547; Emery, 1925b: 261; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928a: 8; Santschi, 1929b: 57 (in key); Bernard, 1953a: 197; Délye, 1964a: 21; Délye, 1965: 52; Collingwood, 1985: 288; Agosti, 1990b: 1486; Bolton, 1995b: 135; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 378; Cagniant, 2006a: 194; Cagniant, 2009: 48; Vonshak, et al. 2009: 39; Collingwood, et al. 2011: 454; Borowiec, L. 2014: 54 (see note in bibliography).
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus hoggarensis.



  • Délye, G. 1965a. Cataglyphis (Paraformica) emmae Forel sexués et "soldats". Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 70: 52-56 (page 52, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1912f. Der Wanderzug der Steppen- und Wüstenameisen von Zentral-Asien nach Süd-Europa und Nord-Afrika. Zool. Jahrb. Suppl. 15("Erster Ba Band: 95-104 (page 103, Combination in Proformica)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 261, Combination in Paraformica)
  • Forel, A. 1909f. Faune antarctique des fourmis. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 11: 381-382 (page 381, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 95, Combination in Formica (Paraformica))
  • Santschi, F. 1929b. Étude sur les Cataglyphis. Rev. Suisse Zool. 36: 25-70 (page 30, Combination in Cataglyphis (Paraformica))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Agosti D. 1990. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 24: 1457-1505.
  • Bernard F. 1953. Les fourmis du Tassili des Ajjer. Pp. 121-250 in: Bernard, F. (ed.) 1953. Mission scientifique au Tassili des Ajjer (1949). Volume I. Recherches zoologiques et médicales. Paris: P. Lechevalier, 302 pp.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Cagniant H. 2009. Le genre Cataglyphis Foerster, 1850 au Maroc (Hyménoptères Formicidae). Orsis 24: 41-71.
  • Cagniant, H.. "Liste actualisee des fourmis du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 193-200.
  • 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
  • Delye, G., and J. L. Bonaric. "Fourmis du sud Marocain." Etude de certains milieux du Maroc et de leux evolution recente RCP 249 (1973).
  • Délye G. 1965. Cataglyphis (Paraformica) emmae Forel sexués et soldats. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 70: 52-56.
  • El-Hawagry M. S., M. W. Khalil, M. R. Sharaf, H. H. Fadl, and A. S. Aldawood. 2013. A preliminary study on the insect fauna of Al-Baha Province, Saudi Arabia, with descriptions of two new species. ZooKeys 274: 1–88. doi:10.3897/zookeys.274.4529
  • Gregg R. E. 1969. Geographic distribution of the ant genus Formica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 71: 38-49.
  • Sanllorente O., P. Lorite, F. Ruano, T. Palomeque, and A. Tinaut. 2017. Phylogenetic relationships between the slave-making ants Rossomyrmex and their Proformica hosts in relation to other genera of the ant tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J Zool Syst Evol Res. 1–13.
  • Vonshak M., and A. Ionescu-Hirsch. 2009. A checklist of the ants of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 33-55.