Contents References The Ants of Egypt
SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Cataglyphis
Cataglyphis holgerseni Collingwood & Agosti
albicans-group
niger-complex

Cataglyphis holgerseni Collingwood & Agosti

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Egypt (Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 379; not illustrated, worker); worker only known; by inference, the illustration of "niger" in Collingwood (1985) seems actually to be of holgerseni.

Collector Holger Holgersen, from Sinai, near Eilat, 23.xii.1978, holotype & paratype workers; also known from Saudi Arabia & Oman.


Collingwood & Agosti's (1996) description is at {original description}.

Collingwood & Agosti described it as similar to savignyi but although both have a high propodeum that is smoothly rounded in holgerseni, with the dorsum and declivity meeting at a rounded right angle.


{Cataglyphis holgerseni}The photomontage of a worker from the type collection is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0249882


{Cataglyphis holgerseni}The photomontage of a worker from the type collection is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=0249882


{Cataglyphis holgerseni}Photomontage of workers collected in Egypt and photographed by Mostafa Sharaf


Oxford University Museum specimens

Cataglyphis holgerseni
B Taylor det.
Sudan
Z Mahmoud
2009-65
8.i.2008
Al Khandag
1836'505" N
3033'981" E
hand collected
1

Cataglyphis holgerseni
B Taylor det.
Jordan
A Lenoir
150b

21.ii.2012
Rum Village
2934'32.2" N
3525'09.1" E
966 m
worker

2
{album}

{Cataglyphis holgerseni}The photomontage is of a worker from Jordan, Rum Village; A Lenoir 150b


{Cataglyphis holgerseni}The photomontage is of a second worker from Jordan, Rum Village; A Lenoir 150b


{Cataglyphis holgerseni} The photomontage is of a minor worker from Sudan, Z Mahmoud (2009-65).


{Cataglyphis niger} The photomontage of workers from Sudan, which appear to be close to the original description (overall matt appearance), is collated from the images at http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0010989

2006, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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