Contents Miscellaneous ants - Iran
SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Cataglyphis
Cataglyphis n. sp. Mahmoodi 11

Cataglyphis n. sp. Mahmoodi 11

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Smaller than all described Cataglyphis. Worker 04: TL ca 3.5 mm, HW 0.70, HL 0.70, EL 0.29, SL 0.97, PW 0.5, CI 100, SI 132.  Worker 18: slightly smaller, scapes missing. Uniformly shiny, dark brown; scapes, mandibles and lower legs yellow-brown. Mandibles striate. Femora with distinctive decumbent minute but stout setae. Legs long and slender.

Similar in size to Cataglyphis emeryi but with much longer scapes, longer legs, larger eyes and a lower, thicker petiole. C. emeryi has HW 0.87, SL 0.81, EL 0.25, SI 93, plus C. emeryi has  noticeable pubescence on the alitrunk. This does share the long forward pointing hairs on the clypeus, which Radchenko (1998) has as a prime separating character, couplet 8, for emeryi from the other dark coloured species with a squamous petiole and a shiny gaster.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Cataglyphis n. sp. Mahmoodi 11
B Taylor det.
Iran
Z Mahmoodi
11
1.viii.2015
35.767887N
51.215951E
Western Cascade
1465 m
pifall trap on mountain
media worker?
1
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Cataglyphis n. sp. Mahmoodi 11
B Taylor det.
Iran
Z Mahmoodi
31
1.viii.2015
35.767887N
51.215951
Western Cascade
1465 m
pifall trap on mountain
major worker?
1
{album}
Cataglyphis n. sp. Mahmoodi 11
B Taylor det.
Iran
Z Mahmoodi
32
22.iv.2015
35.745215N
51.214764E
Shohadaye-Khalij-e-Fars Lake
1263 m, pitfall trap
major worker
1


{Cataglyphis n sp Mahmoodi 11} Iran records - Mahmoodi 11


{Cataglyphis n sp Mahmoodi 31 Iran records - Mahmoodi 31


{Cataglyphis n sp Mahmoodi 32} Iran records - Mahmoodi 32

2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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