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Species: Cataglyphis nodus   (Brullé, 1833) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica nodus Brullé, 1833 PDF: 326, pl. 48, fig. 1 (w.) GREECE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Cataglyphis bicolor: Emery, 1925d PDF: 265.
Combination in Cataglyphis: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 44.
Raised to species: Arnol'di, 1964 PDF: 1802; Pisarski, 1965 PDF: 421.
Revived from synonymy: Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 290; Agosti, 1990b PDF: 1489; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 291.
[Misspelled as Cataglyphis nuda: Santschi, 1933b PDF: 108.].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Georgia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan
    Europe: Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Southwest Europe, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Caucasus


Usually associated with sandy soils. Active during midday, even at very high temperatures. Nesting in dry stony habitats.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159

Cataglyphis nodusHNS (Brulle, 1833)

North and South Iran

Cataglyphis bicolor var. nodus MenozziHNS (1927).

Det.. Collingwood, Radchenko

MENOZZI (1927), ALIPANAH & al. (2000), ARDEH (1994), p, ZMGU

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in pine forest, 1 times found in banana field next to dry steam, 1 times found in wadi, dry sandy riverbed, 1 times found in pine forest and roadsides, 1 times found in anthropogenic, 1 times found in roadsides, 1 times found in village, 1 times found in beach with deciduous trees, 1 times found in clay wasteland, 1 times found in xerothermous, open, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times on ground, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times on road, 1 times on concrete, 1 times ground foraging, 1 times small embankment, 1 times sandy path, 1 times on sandy path.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times water traps, 4 times search, 1 times light trap, 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 900 meters, 229 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1930-06-24 and 2019-07-19

Type specimens: paratype of Cataglyphis noda caucasicola: casent0903291; syntype of Cataglyphis bicolor rufiventris: casent0905722, casent0911116; syntype of Cataglyphis rössleri: casent0912216, casent0912217; syntype of Myrmecocystus viaticus orientalis: casent0911115; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Cataglyphis bicolor nodus assyria: casent0912218; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Cataglyphis bicolor nodus drusa: casent0912219; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Cataglyphis bicolor nodus helladica: casent0912220

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