Contents Miscellaneous ants - Iran
SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Cataglyphis
Cataglyphis vaucheri (Emery, 1906)

Cataglyphis vaucheri (Emery)

return to list {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Morocco (Myrmecocystus albicans vaucheri n., Emery, 1906d: 180, worker; modern status as species, Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 382) Mogador; H Vaucher


Cataglyphis vaucheriEmery's (1906d) description is at {original description}.

Cataglyphis vaucheriCollingwood & Agosti (1996) gave an illustrated description this is at {original description}.

{Cataglyphis vaucheri}The photomontage of a type collection worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905720.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Cataglyphis vaucheri
B Taylor det.
Jordan
A Lenoir
150a

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

1
{album}
Cataglyphis vaucheri
B Taylor det.
Jordan
A Lenoir
151b
22.ii.2012
Wadi Rum
2929'05.5" N
3529'31.9" E
1109 m
Minor worker
2
{album}
Cataglyphis vaucheri
B Taylor det.
Jordan
A Lenoir
152a
22.ii.2012
Wadi Rum
2929'05.5" N
3529'31.9" E
1109 m
Major & minor workers
3
{album}

{Cataglyphis vaucheri}The photomontage is of a major worker from Jordan, Wadi Rum; A Lenoir 152a. The overall morphology and colour appears to match the type worker shown above.  The size, however, is some 20% smaller. Possibly Cataglyphis minimus Collingwood, 1985: 290) but larger than the dimensions given by Collingwood and not "entirely shining black".


{Cataglyphis vaucheri}The photomontage is of a second major worker from Jordan, Wadi Rum; A Lenoir 152a


{Cataglyphis vaucheri}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Jordan, Wadi Rum; A Lenoir 152a

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

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