Cataglyphis cinnamomea

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Cataglyphis cinnamomea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species group: albicans
Species: C. cinnamomea
Binomial name
Cataglyphis cinnamomea
(Karavaiev, 1910)

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Specimen Labels


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - SI 91.7. This is a deep brown, rather sculptured species with a more rounded narrower petiole compared with Cataglyphis albicans.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 35.966667° to 25.716667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Iran, Russian Federation (type locality), Turkmenistan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.


Association with Other Organisms

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  • This species is a mutualist for the aphid Myzus persicae (a trophobiont) (Shiran et al., 2013; Saddiqui et al., 2019).



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

  • cinnamomea. Myrmecocystus albicans subsp. cinnamomeus Karavaiev, 1910a: 269 (w.) UZBEKISTAN.
    • [Also described as new, as Myrmecocystus albicans subsp. viaticoides var. cinnamomea Karavaiev, 1910b: 37; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Agosti, 1990b: 1492).]
    • Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 263;
    • combination in C. (Eomonocombus): Arnol’di, 1968: 1815.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1925b: 263.
    • Subspecies of albicans: Santschi, 1929b: 61 (in key).
    • Status as species: Pisarski, 1967: 418; Arnol'di, 1968: 1815; Pisarski, 1970: 324; Dlussky, 1981a: 18; Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 150; Agosti, 1990b: 1492; Bolton, 1995b: 135; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 378; Radchenko, 1997c: 427; Radchenko, 1998: 507 (in key); Paknia, et al. 2010: 32; Collingwood, et al. 2011: 454; Borowiec, L. 2014: 53.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood C. A., D. Agosti, M. R. Sharaf, A. Van Harten, 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474
  • Collingwood C.A., D.Agosti, M.R. Sharaf, and A. van Harten. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE, 4: 405–474
  • Dlussky G. M., O. S. Soyunov, and S. I. Zabelin. 1990. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp.
  • Ghahari H., and C. A. Collingwood. 2013. A study on the ants (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea: Formicidae) from Western Iran. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 48 (1): 155–164.
  • Khamraev A. S. 2003. Soil organisms and entomocomplexes in Khorezm and Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan). ZEF work paper for sustainable development in Central Asia No 6, 71 pages
  • Paknia O., and M. Pfeiffer. 2011. Hierarchical partitioning of ant diversity: implications for conservation of biogeographical diversity in arid and semi-arid areas. Diversity and Distributions 17: 122-131.
  • Paknia, O., A. G. Radchenko, and M. Pfeiffer. "New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran." Asian Myrmecology 3, no. 29-38 (2010).
  • Radchenko A. G. 1998. A key to ants of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Asia. Entomological Review (Birmingham) 78: 475-480.
  • Radchenko, A.G. 1998. A key to ants of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Asia. Entomological Review 78(4):475-480.