The Ants of Africa
Genus Cataglyphis
Cataglyphis cana Santschi
albicans-group

Cataglyphis cana Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Morocco (Myrmecocystus albicans vaucheri var cana n. Emery, 1906d: 180; Cataglyphis albicans Rog. v. cana Em., Santschi, 1925g: 156; Cataglyphis albicans var. cana Santschi, 1929b: 38; raised to species by Collingwood 1978: 83).

Emery (1906d) simply noted that it had the same form as M. albicans vaucheri, i.e. presumably with a near semi-circular occiput in full-face view; with the head, alitrunk, petiole and legs rust brown, the femora more or less piceous, gaster piceous, submetallic; head shiny, alitrunk and petiole subopaque, copiously covered with white pubescence; Morocco, Chipzona, Marakech Road, collector Vaucher. Santschi (1925g: 356) simply reported it from Spain and Portugal. Santschi (1929b: 38) noted only that the head of the major worker was bigger than the albicans type from Morocco, otherwise similar. Collingwood (1978) simply listed the name C. cana Em. (C. vaucheri v. cana Em.) in a list of species from the Iberian Peninsula.


{Cataglyphis cana}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905721

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