Cataglyphis flavitibia

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Cataglyphis flavitibia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. flavitibia
Binomial name
Cataglyphis flavitibia
Chang & He, 2002

Identification

Chang and He (2002) - Similar to Cataglyphis aenescens, but the former with the mandibles, antenna, and upper portion of the femurs bright yellow; hairs on gula lacking; polymorphism of worker caste undistinct; colony size small, less than 50 individuals.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • flavitibia. Cataglyphis flavitibia Chang & He, 2002b: 62, figs. 3, 4 (w.) CHINA (Qinghai).
    • Status as species: Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 30.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Holotype worker, No. 99 - 261, 15-VI-1999, Dachaidan, 3020 m, Qinghai Province, coll. CHANG Yourde. Paratypes 20 workers, No. 99 - 117; 7 workers, No. 99 - 151; 3 workers, No. 99 - 170 ; 4 workers, No. 99 - 263, same as holotype. Deposited in Ningxia Agricultural College collection.

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Ran H., and S. Y. Zhou. 2012. Checklist of chinese ants: formicomorph subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) II. Journal of Guangxi Normal University: Natural Science Edition 30(4): 81-91.
  • Tie Ru, and Xu Shengquan. 2004. Variety and distribution of ants in Northwest China. Journal of Ningxia Agricultural College 25(3): 4-9.