Cataglyphis bicolor congolensis

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Cataglyphis bicolor congolensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. bicolor
Subspecies: C. bicolor congolensis
Trinomial name
Cataglyphis bicolor congolensis
(Stitz, 1916)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Chad (type locality), Mali, Niger, Senegal.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • congolensis. Myrmecocystus bicolor var. congolensis Stitz, 1916: 396, fig. 10 (w.) CHAD.
    • Combination in Cataglyphis: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 945.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 944; Santschi, 1929b: 52.
    • Subspecies of bicolor: Emery, 1925b: 265; Agosti, 1990b: 1487; Bolton, 1995b: 135.



  • Stitz, H. 1916. Formiciden. Ergeb. Zweiten Dtsch. Zent.-Afr. Exped. 1: 369-405 (page 396, fig. 10 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 945, Combination in Cataglyphis)