Cataglyphis machmal Radchenko & Arakelian, 1991

Kiran, Kadri & Karaman, Celal, 2020, Additions to the Ant Fauna of Turkey (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), Zoosystema 42 (18), pp. 285-329: 292

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2020v42a18

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C75687E7-FF9C-2476-FCBB-689BFDD4A3BD

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scientific name

Cataglyphis machmal Radchenko & Arakelian, 1991
status

 

Cataglyphis machmal Radchenko & Arakelian, 1991  *

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Cataglyphis machmal Radchenko & Arakelian, 1991: 73  .

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Turkey • 3 ☿; Aksaray, Çiftllik, Ihlara Valley ; 38°14’23”N, 34°18’22”E; 1175 m; 21.VIII.2001; K. Kiran leg.; EMTU 01 /0848bGoogleMaps  1 ☿; Ankara, Keçiören, Bağlum ; 40°10’17.18”N, 32°50’03.82”E; 1180 m; 27. VI.2014; E. Karapazarlıoğlu leg.; EMTU 14 /0158GoogleMaps  1♀; Balıkesir, Sındırgı, Sinandede Vill. ; 39°08’N, 28°02’E; 773 m; 09.VIII.2014; C. Karaman leg.; EMTU 07 /2026bGoogleMaps  1 ☿; Burdur, Gölhisar ; 36°57’40”N, 29°27’53”E; 1223 m; 28. VI.2009; N. Jansson & M. Avcı leg.; EMTU 09 /1084GoogleMaps  1 ♀; Denizli, Honaz, Cumalı Vill. ; 37°43’N, 29°30’E; 1343 m; 11.VIII.2014; C. Karaman leg.; EMTU 07 / 2192gGoogleMaps  2 ☿; Kayseri, Yeşilhisar, Akköy Dam ; 38°20’26”N, 35°01’59”E; 1000 m; 16.VIII.2001; A. Lenoir leg.; EMTU 01 /0719aGoogleMaps  3 ☿; Nevşehir, Avanos, Çavuşin Vill. ; 38°40’45”N, 34°50’32”E; 1100 m; 17.VIII.2001; A. Lenoir leg.; EMTU 01 /0751bGoogleMaps  1 ☿; Göreme ; 38°38’N, 34°49’E; 13. V.2013; A. Lenoir leg.; EMTU 13 /0052GoogleMaps  .

DISTRIBUTION IN TURKEY. — New for Turkey.

REMARKS

Cataglyphis machmal  has been known so far as an endemic species in Armenia. Expansion of its distribution, by its present records, to North-western Turkey is an important finding. This species shows almost exactly similar taxonomic characters as C. nodus ( Brullé, 1833)  . However, the long hair on the head and mesosoma in the C. nodus  is extremely sparse, while in C. machmal  it is very abundant. We believe that distributional range of C. machmal  in Turkey covers a wider area than known. We strongly suggest re-evaluation of former records of C. nodus  , because due to its similarity with C. machmal  , both taxa could be misidentified.

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Cataglyphis

Loc

Cataglyphis machmal Radchenko & Arakelian, 1991

Kiran, Kadri & Karaman, Celal 2020
2020
Loc

Cataglyphis machmal

RADCHENKO A. G. & ARAKELIAN G. R. 1991: 73