Cataglyphis frigida

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

Cataglyphis frigidus casent0102117 profile 1.jpg

Cataglyphis frigidus casent0102117 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels


Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran on the ground in a moist to moderate rainfall area.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Israel, Syrian Arab Republic.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • frigida. Myrmecocystus cursor var. frigidus André, 1881b: 59 (in text) (w.) SYRIA. Tohmé, H. & Tohmé, G. 1985: 84 (l.). Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1912f: 103; in C. (Monocombus): Santschi, 1929b: 29. Raised to species: Emery, 1906d: 49. Current subspecies: nominal plus persica.

Taxonomic Notes

Pashaei Rad et al., (2018): Cataglyphis frigidus (André, 1881). Type location Syria, CASENT0102117 (probably a media worker). Cataglyphis persicus minor matches type. Prior Iran records in Paknia et al. (2008). The majors of Paknia ZMGU1419 (held by Brian Taylor) and Torabi 12 are identical, minors of both match the persicus type.