Contents References The Ants of Egypt
SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Cataglyphis
Cataglyphis laevior (Santschi)
viaticus-group
setipes-complex

Cataglyphis laevior (Santschi)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} 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.


{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


{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 http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0104615

Also known from Kuwait and UAE.

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