Cataglyphis isis

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Cataglyphis isis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species group: bicolor
Species: C. isis
Binomial name
Cataglyphis isis
(Forel, 1913)

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 30.1° to 24.385212°.

 
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Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
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Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Iraq, Israel.

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.

  • isis. Myrmecocystus (Cataglyphis) diehlii var. isis Forel, 1913d: 434.
    • [First available use of Myrmecocystus viaticus subsp. diehlii var. isis Forel, 1909e: 385 (w.) EGYPT; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (Agosti, 1990b: 1489).]
    • Combination in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1925b: 265.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1925b: 265; Santschi, 1929b: 50; Stitz, 1932b: 737; Finzi, 1936: 193.
    • Subspecies of diehlii: Pisarski, 1965: 421.
    • Status as species: Collingwood, 1985: 288; Kugler, J. 1988: 259; Agosti, 1990b: 1489; Bolton, 1995b: 135; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 381; Radchenko, 1997c: 431; Radchenko, 1998: 505 (in key); Vonshak, et al. 2009: 39; Collingwood, et al. 2011: 454; Borowiec, L. 2014: 56.
    • Senior synonym of protuberata: Radchenko, 1997c: 431; Radchenko, 1998: 505 (in key).
  • protuberata. Cataglyphis bicolor var. protuberata Crawley, 1920b: 177 (w.) IRAQ.
    • Subspecies of bicolor: Emery, 1925b: 266; Santschi, 1929b: 62 (in key); Pisarski, 1965: 421; Agosti, 1990b: 1487; Bolton, 1995b: 136.
    • Junior synonym of isis: Radchenko, 1997c: 431; Radchenko, 1998: 505 (in key).

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Agosti D. 1990. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 24: 1457-1505.
  • Agosti, D. 1990. Review and reclassification of Cataglyphis (Hymentopera: Formicidae) . Journal of Natural History 24:1457-1505.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • 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
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • Crawley W. C. 1920. Ants from Mesopotamia and north-west Persia (concluded). Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 32: 177-179.
  • Kugler J. 1988. The zoogeography of Israel. 9. The zoogeography of social insects of Israel and Sinai. Monographiae biologicae 62: 251-275.
  • Pisarski B. 1965. Les fourmis du genre Cataglyphis Foerst. en Irak (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bulletin de l'Académie Polonaise des Sciences. Série des Sciences Biologiques 13: 417-422.
  • Radchenko A. G. 1998. A key to ants of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Asia. Entomological Review (Birmingham) 78: 475-480.
  • Santschi, F.. "Étude sur les Cataglyphis." Revue Suisse de Zoologie 36 (1929): 25-70.
  • Sharaf M. R., B. L. Fisher, H. M. Al Dhafer, A. Polaszek, and A. S. Aldawood. 2018. Additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Oman: an updated list, new records and a description of two new species. Asian Myrmecology 10: e010004
  • Stitz H. 1932. Formicidae der Deutschen Limnologischen Sunda-Expedition. Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl.-Bd. 9(Tropische Binnengewässer 2 2: 733-737
  • Vonshak M., and A. Ionescu-Hirsch. 2009. A checklist of the ants of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 33-55.