Cataglyphis rubra

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Cataglyphis rubra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. rubra
Binomial name
Cataglyphis rubra
(Forel, 1903)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • rubra. Myrmecocystus albicans r. ruber Forel, 1903c: 268 (w.) ALGERIA. Santschi, 1929b: 39 (q.m.). Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1912f: 99. Raised to species: Collingwood, 1985: 291; Wehner, 1986: 109.

Taxonomic Notes

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) note that the type ruber is at CASENT0249887. The eastern populations seem to be lighter, agilis (an unavailable, infrasubspecific name) from Tunisia being at CASENT0912224.