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Cataglyphis setipes (Forel)

Cataglyphis setipes (Forel)

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{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location India (Myrmecocystus viaticus, Fab. r. setipes n. st., Forel, 1894c: 401, worker; Ruzky, 1902d: 9, queen & male; raised to species Bingham, 1903: 312). Agosti (1990) has the setipes complex as known from Morocco and Ghana to Central Asia and the Ganges River.


Forel's (1894c) description is at {original description}. Bingham (1903: 313) provided an illustrated description; this is at {original description}.


Petiole nodiform, gaster raised in locomotion, propodeum arched (from key to species-groups in Agosti, 1990). The setipes complex was given by Agosti (1990) as having workers which are large (alitrunk length < 5 mm) bicoloured with thick, bristle-like pubescence on the hind tibiae. Santschi (1929b) noted it also as dull red with a black gaster.

Bingham (1903) wrote of it as - WORKER - TL 10-12 mm; head, alitrunk and pedicel node dark red, gaster black, the legs darker than the alitrunk almost black; pilosity on head, alitrunk and gaster sparse, confined to a few scattered erect hairs, most numerous on the underside of the gaster; legs densely setose and spinose; pubescence extremely minute and fine, but with a silvery glint, giving the whole ant a dull subopaque appearance.

C. setipes appears to be limited to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent countries. I am sure the Ghana record was a confusion with Cataglyphis seticornis.


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


Oxford University Museum specimens

Cataglyphis setipes
B Taylor det.
India
A Lenoir
145c
23.ii.2012
Agra
27.18 N
78.02 E
171 m
Major & minor workers

2
{album}
Cataglyphis setipes
B Taylor det.
India
A Lenoir
145d
25.ii.2012
Jaipur
26.93 N
75.82 E
431 m
Minor workers

2
{album}
Cataglyphis setipes
B Taylor det.
Iran
R Nafisi
02
17.x.2012
3557'N
5748'E
Sheshtamad-Sabzevar- Khorasan
4460 ft
Desert
3
{album}
Cataglyphis setipes
B Taylor det.
Iran
S Moradloo
07
21.viii.2012
35.36N 
51.26E
Kahrizak
1062 m 44C
Desert
1
{album}
Cataglyphis setipes
B Taylor det.
Iran
E Aram
17
19.vii.2012
37.15N
48.25E
Nemahil
700 m
hand collected
mountain on soil

{album}
Cataglyphis setipes
B Taylor det.
Iran
G Abolfathi
09
05.viii.2013
33.924189N
48.746051E
1655 m
Seyed Hasan Park, Borujerd
hand collected
park
major worker
1
{album}

{Cataglyphis setipes major}The photomontage is of a major worker from India, Agra, collector Alain Lenoir (Lenoir 145c).


{Cataglyphis setipes minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from India, Agra, collector Alain Lenoir (Lenoir 145c).


{Cataglyphis setipes minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Iran, Kahrizak, collector R Nafisi (02).


{Cataglyphis setipes minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Iran, Kahrizak, collector S Moradloo (07).

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