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Species: Cataglyphis bombycina   (Roger, 1859) 

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See Also:

Cataglyphis bombycina bruneipes, Cataglyphis bombycina sinaitica

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Formica bombycina Roger, 1859 PDF: 232, pl. 7, fig. 1 (s.w.q.m.) LIBYA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Cataglyphis: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 701; in Myrmecocystus: Emery, 1891c: 17; in Cataglyphis: Emery, 1912f PDF: 98; in Cataglyphis (Machaeromyrma): Santschi, 1929b PDF: 30.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Tunisia
    Asia: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in sand dunes, 1 times found in Dunes, 1 times found in Desert, 1 times found in Dunes, Tamarix, 1 times found in Palm trees, Tamarix africana.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex soil, 4 times Foraging, 1 times Nest in dune.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Hand, 2 times water traps, 1 times pitfall traps, 1 times light trap.

Elevations: collected from 180 - 1410 meters, 818 meters average

Type specimens:

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