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SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Cataglyphis - Cataglyphis adenensis (Forel)

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Cataglyphis adenensis (Forel)

return to key  Type location Yemen (Myrmecocystus viaticus Fr. adenensis nov. Forel, 1904b: 382, footnote, worker; raised to species Santschi, 1929b: 41) Aden, Dr Ris - see below.
worker only known.

Note: I have removed the former subspecies bugnioni to a junior synonym of Cataglyphis viaticus.


{Cataglyphis adenensis petiole}Forel's (1904b) description is at {original description}. Santschi (1929b: 52) had the description - {original description}.

Santschi (1929b) referred to a specimen from Djibouti.


{Cataglyphis adenensis}The photomontage (right) of a type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0249890.

The minor worker from Kuwait, shown below, is an exact match in size and structure; the colour also is very similar if adjustment is made for the common Antweb problem of too high a magenta component.


{Cataglyphis adenensis}The photomontage is of a Major worker from Kuwait, Camp Arifjan, 2852'00"N 4809'50"E, elev 42 m; 18.ix.2005; collector David King. Observed and collected while foraging singly during the day; also recorded at Camp Doha, west of Kuwait City, where it was active at night.


{Cataglyphis adenensis minor} Media worker from Kuwait

2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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