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Cataglyphis laevior (Santschi)

Cataglyphis laevior (Santschi)

return to key Type location Algeria (Myrmecocystus viaticus r bicolor var laevior, Stitz, 1917: 348, unavailable name; Cataglyphis bicolor st. laevior, Santschi, 1929b: 47, worker; raised to species Collingwood, 1985: 288); worker only known - see below.

{Cataglyphis laevior}Stitz's (1917) description is at {original description}. Santschi (1929b) gave notes, these are at {original description}.

Collingwood (1985: 288) noted it as a brightly coloured species with the clear red head and alitrunk contrasting with the brilliant unsculptured dark gaster; workers with short funiculus segments (as in diehlii) and a high short petiole node. His illustration (right) does not match the type workers.

{Cataglyphis laevior}

From Egypt, what appears to be this species was illustrated by Savigny (Audouin, J.-V. 1825-27: Plate 20 Fig 6).

{Cataglyphis laevior}Egypt records - none. The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Also known from Kuwait and UAE.

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