Cataglyphis bombycinus (Roger)
Type location Libya (Formica
bombycina, Roger, 1859: 232, illustrated, all forms) - no images on
Antweb (July 2014)
synonym phaeogaster (Camponotus phaeogaster, Walker,
1871: 10, worker; synonymy Dalla Torre, 1893: 217) from Saudi Arabia
- no images on Antweb (July 2014)
subspecies bruneipes (Myrmecocystus
(Cataglyphis) bombycinus Rog. v. bruneipes n. var., Santschi, 1911i:
287, worker) from Tunisia - see below
all forms known.
With the fresh specimens, especially a major, I have
elevated Cataglyphis bombycinus subspecies sinaiticus
(Wheeler & Mann, 1916: 173, soldier & worker) from Egypt
to species status as Cataglyphis
(1859) description is at and . Walker's (1871) description of phaeogaster
is at . Santschi's (1911i)
description of bruneipes is at .
Agosti (1990a) synonymised "Camponotus phaenogaster"
(Walker, 1871: 10) with bombycinus (based on the description
apparently as he did not find the original specimens in London; the
name is mis-spelt, as Walker used phaeogaster.
A desert species (Finzi, 1940); Agosti (1990a) listed
syntype workers from Sudan (Red Sea & Nubia, legs. Schaum,