Cataglyphis opacior

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Cataglyphis opacior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Cataglyphis
Species: C. opacior
Binomial name
Cataglyphis opacior
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

Nothing is known about the biology of Cataglyphis opacior.


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species is very similar to Cataglyphis harteni, except for the complete absence of suberect dorsal hairs on the alitrunk and gaster. The whole body is densely sculptured and dull.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Yemen (type locality).

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.





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

  • opacior. Cataglyphis opacior Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 381, fig. 44 (w.) YEMEN.
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 59.

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


This species was described by distinguishing it from other similar species. A formal description of its features was not provided.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Yemen, Djebel an-Nabi Shuaib, 18.III.1993, C.A. Collingwood. - Paratypes: Yemen: 2 workers, Sumara Pass, 2500 m, 13.III.1993, C.A. Collingwood.