The Ants of Africa
Genus Cataglyphis
Cataglyphis seticornis (Emery) - new status

Cataglyphis seticornis (Emery) - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Myrmecocystus viaticus subsp. setipes var seticornis n. var., Emery, 1898c: 147, footnote; Myrmecocytus bicolor seticornis Emery, Emery, 1906d: 184, worker - name only given) - see below; in Bolton (1995) as a subspecies of bicolor .

Emery's (1898c) description, is at {original description}.

Agosti (1990) listed Cataglyphis bicolor strain seticornis, with syntypes from Ivory Coast, collected by Staudinger and Bang-Haas. A species always found near trees or shrubs, on the beach in the Ivory Coast.

The reference given by Emery (1925b: 266) is Oefv. Finska Vet. Soc. Förhand, 20, 24 - note worker as subspecies of viaticus; also Emery (1906d).

{Cataglyphis seticornis}The photomontage of a specimen from Ghana, presumably the type, is collated from

The specimen is dramatically different from any bicolor species and from Cataglyphis setipes; none of those have the many erect bristly hairs all over. The head is uniquely widest anteriorly, with quite massive mandibles (lower image, lightened to show details more clearly).

{Cataglyphis seticornis head}
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