Cataglyphis cursor

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Cataglyphis cursor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. cursor
Binomial name
Cataglyphis cursor
(Fonscolombe, 1846)

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Parthenogenetic  

 

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: France (type locality), Turkey.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Fungi

This species is a host for the fungus Aegeritella roussillonensis (a pathogen) (Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012).

Life History Traits

  • Queen number: monogynous (Lenior et al., 1988; Rissing and Pollock, 1988)
  • Queen type: winged (Lenoir et al., 1988; Frumhoff & Ward, 1992) (queenless worker reproduction)
  • Mean colony size: 1,000 (Cagniant, 1983; Beckers et al., 1989)
  • Foraging behaviour: solitary forager (Cagniant, 1983; Beckers et al., 1989)

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • cursor. Formica cursor Fonscolombe, 1846: 41 (w.q.m.) FRANCE.
    • Mayr, 1861: 45 (w.q.m.).
    • Combination in Cataglyphis: Mayr, 1861: 45 (in key); Mayr, 1880: 28; Emery, 1912f: 99; Emery, 1916b: 267; Emery, 1925b: 263;
    • combination in Myrmecocystus: Emery & Forel, 1879: 449;
    • combination in Myrmecocystus (Cataglyphis): Forel, 1911d: 354;
    • combination in Cataglyphis (Monocombus): Santschi, 1929b: 29.
    • Status as species: Nylander, 1856b: 60; Smith, F. 1858b: 9; Mayr, 1861: 45 (in key); Mayr, 1863: 402; Roger, 1863b: 12; Dours, 1873: 166; André, 1874: 182 (in key); Mayr, 1877: 8; Emery, 1878b: 48; Emery & Forel, 1879: 449; Mayr, 1880: 28; André, 1881b: 59; André, 1882b: 170 (in key); Costa, 1884: 34; Forel, 1886e: clxvii; Forel, 1886f: 204; Nasonov, 1889: 14; Mayr, 1889: 278; Saunders, E. 1890: 203; Forel, 1892i: 306; Dalla Torre, 1893: 217; Ruzsky, 1896: 68; Ruzsky, 1902a: 232; Forel, 1906c: 189; Emery, 1906d: 47; Karavaiev, 1910a: 269; Karavaiev, 1910b: 18; Forel, 1911d: 354; Karavaiev, 1916: 507; Emery, 1916b: 267; Bondroit, 1918: 38; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 944; Soudek, 1922: 86; Müller, 1923b: 149; Karavaiev, 1924: 301; Emery, 1925b: 263; Karavaiev, 1927c: 287 (in key); Santschi, 1929b: 58 (in key); Karavaiev, 1936: 263; Novák & Sadil, 1941: 108 (in key); Donisthorpe, 1950e: 1065; Ceballos, 1956: 317; Dlussky, 1962: 183; Samšiňák, 1964: 158; Baroni Urbani, 1964a: 8; Bernard, 1967: 281 (redescription); Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969: 86; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 243; Collingwood, 1978: 92 (in key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 285 (in key); Agosti, 1990b: 1481; Bolton, 1995b: 135; Petrov, 2006: 110 (in key); Werner & Wiezik, 2007: 156; Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowsky, 2009: 480; Legakis, 2011: 34; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 486; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 9; Borowiec, L. 2014: 54; Lebas, et al. 2016: 166.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus aterrima, rockingeri.

Description

Worker Morphology

  • Caste: polymorphic

References

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