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Species: Cataglyphis nodus   (Brullé, 1833) 

Classification:
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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.].

Distribution:

  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):
    Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

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

Biology:

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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