The Ants of Africa
Genus Cataglyphis
Cataglyphis oasium Menozzi, new status

Cataglyphis oasium Menozzi, new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Tunisia (Cataglyphis bicolor st. nodus var. oasium n. var., Santschi, 1929b: 46, all forms; noted by Menozzi, 1932c: 95, as Cataglyphis bicolor var. oasium .


Santschi's (1929b) description is at {original description}. Menozzi (1932c) simply listed it as numerous workers found at six locations in Fezzan, Libya, collected by E Zavattari in 1931. Menozzi's report is at {original description}.

Santschi (1929b, my translation) had - close to Cataglyphis savignyi but the alitrunk remains red or part red in workers larger than TL 7 mm (black in savignyi); antennae, legs, and often the sides of the alitrunk a blackish-brown, head and rest of alitrunk dull red; the colour resembles the race laevior but the sculpture of the body and gaster is as Cataglyphis desertorum; the scape is a little narrower than desertorum and the propodeum slightly more convex; from Tunisia, Tozzeur and Kairouan; also from Algeria, Fuguig and Ain Seffra.


{Cataglyphis oasium}Egypt records - none. The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0912184.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Cataglyphis oasium
B Taylor det.
Tunisia
S. Aron

x.2008
Major & minor

2
{album}
Cataglyphis oasium
B Taylor det.
Sudan
Z Mahmoud
2009-22
Abu Dulayg
1553'47.27" N
3349'41.18" E
Hand collected
major & minor

2
{album}
Cataglyphis oasium
B Taylor det.
Sudan
Z Mahmoud
2009-64
7.i.2008
Sulb
2026'15.37" N
3019'51.81" E
Hand collected
1
{album}
Cataglyphis oasium
B Taylor det.
Sudan
Z Mahmoud
2009-82
26.iii.2010
Musmer
1813'03.98" N
3538'04.34" E
Hand collected
1
{album}
Cataglyphis oasium
B Taylor det.
Senegal
Djolof
B Ndiaye
19.xi.2011
Widou
1600'00" N
1519' W
Widou 19-II-11 PIB1 PB2
42 m; Sahelian savannah, pitfall traps
Majors & minor
3
{album}
Cataglyphis oasium
B Taylor det.
Egypt
A Lenoir
150b
22.iii.2010
Edfu
2934'32.2" N
3525'09.1" E
Major & minor workers
4
{album}

{Cataglyphis oasium}The photomontage is of a major worker from Tunisia, collected by S. Aron, x.2008, and sent to me by Alain Lenoir.


{Cataglyphis oasium}

The photomontage is of a major worker collected in Sudan, Abu Dulayg; collector Zuheir Mahmoud.


{Cataglyphis oasium}

The photomontage is of a minor worker collected in Sudan, Abu Dulayg; collector Zuheir Mahmoud.


{Cataglyphis oasium}

The photomontage is of a major worker collected in Senegal, Djolof; collector B Ndiaye.


{Cataglyphis oasium}The photomontage is of specimens from Gambia, collected and photographed by Mike Lush - see http://sifolinia.blogspot.com/.


{Cataglyphis oasium}

The photomontage is of a minor worker from Senegal, collector B Ndiaye.


{Cataglyphis oasium}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Tunisia, collected by S. Aron, x.2008, and sent to me by Alain Lenoir.

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