Contents Miscellaneous ants - Iran
SUBFAMILY FORMICINAE - Genus Cataglyphis
Cataglyphis n. sp. Nafisi 04

Cataglyphis n. sp. Nafisi 04

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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. Nafisi 04
B Taylor det.
Iran
R Nafisi
04
viii.2004
Miankaleh

3645' to 3655'N; 5325' to 5405'E
4
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Cataglyphis n. sp. Nafisi 04
B Taylor det.
Iran
R Nafisi
18
18.x.2012
3642'N
5718'E
Rodab-Sabzevar- Khorasan
2892 ft
Semi-desert
3
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{Cataglyphis n sp Nafisi} Iran records - Nafisi 04


{Cataglyphis n sp Nafisi 04}Worker from Iran, collector R Nafisi (18)

2013, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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