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Species: Cataglyphis bombycina   (Roger, 1859) 

Classification:
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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

[Misspelled as bombicinus by Menozzi, 1934: 157.].
Combination in Cataglyphis: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 701; Emery, 1912f PDF: 98.
Combination in Myrmecocystus: Emery, 1891c: 17.
Status as species: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 701; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 402; Roger, 1863b PDF: 12; Mayr, 1877a: 20 (in list); Emery, 1878: 48; André, 1882c PDF: 168 (in key); Emery, 1884: 377; Forel, 1886h PDF: 205; Emery, 1891c: 17; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 216; Forel, 1895e PDF: 232; Forel, 1902a PDF: 156; Forel, 1903b PDF: 453; Mayr, 1904b PDF: 11; Emery, 1906f: 59; Forel, 1909k PDF: 387; Santschi, 1910f PDF: 234; Karavaiev, 1912a PDF: 17; Wheeler & Mann, 1916 PDF: 173; Stitz, 1917 PDF: 349; Viehmeyer, 1923 PDF: 93; Emery, 1925d PDF: 267; Menozzi, 1927g PDF: 381; Santschi, 1929b PDF: 30; Santschi, 1929c PDF: 106; Santschi, 1929g PDF: 166; Santschi, 1932c PDF: 518; Menozzi, 1932c PDF: 95; Menozzi, 1932e PDF: 454; Menozzi, 1934: 157; Santschi, 1934b PDF: 34; Santschi, 1934f PDF: 175; Finzi, 1936 PDF: 193; Santschi, 1936e: 82; Santschi, 1938a PDF: 43; Menozzi, 1940a PDF: 271; Finzi, 1940 PDF: 165; Donisthorpe, 1942a PDF: 33; Athias-Henriot, 1947 PDF: 249; Donisthorpe, 1947f PDF: 111; Bernard, 1948 PDF: 164; Bernard, 1953a PDF: 206; Délye, 1960 PDF: 261; Cagniant, 1964 PDF: 93; Hamann & Klemm, 1967 PDF: 419; Kugler, 1981 PDF: 87 (in key); Kugler, 1988: 259; Agosti, 1990b PDF: 1484; Bolton, 1995b: 134; Radchenko, 1997e PDF: 435; Radchenko, 1998a: 502 (in key); Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 194; Cagniant, 2009 PDF: 48; Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009 PDF: 39; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 34; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 53 (see note in bibliogrpahy).
Senior synonym of Cataglyphis lameerei: Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 194 (by implication).
Senior synonym of Cataglyphis lucasi: Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 194.
Current subspecies: nominal plus C. b. bruneipes, C. b. sinaitica.
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Distribution:

  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 Dunes, Tamarix, 1 times found in Palm trees, Tamarix africana, 1 times found in Desert.

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

Collect Date Range: collected between 1897-04-01 and 2017-05-20

Type specimens:



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