Cataglyphis livida ( André, 1881 )

Sharaf, Mostafa R., Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Mohamed, Amr A., Fisher, Brian L. & Aldawood, Abdulrahman S., 2020, A Preliminary Synopsis of the Ant Fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Qatar with Remarks on the Zoogeography, Annales Zoologici 70 (4), pp. 533-560: 540-542

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http://doi.org/ 10.3161/00034541anz2020.70.4.005

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4433568

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scientific name

Cataglyphis livida ( André, 1881 )
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Cataglyphis livida ( André, 1881)  

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Myrmecocystus albicans var. lividus André, 1881a: 58   (w.) Palestine. Palearctic.

Diagnosis. Worker. Body uniformly yellow, gaster usually darker; posterior margin of head with about three pairs of setae; propodeum and petiole with few erect setae; sides of mesonotum and propodeum with appressed silvery pubescence; cephalic surface superficially sculptured.

Material examined. Al Kharara-Seleiyn Road , 09.iv.2005, 24 ° 53 ’ N, 51 ° 10 ’ E, (M.S. Abdel-Dayem leg.), 2w, ( KSMA) GoogleMaps   .

Geographic distribution. Cataglyphis livida   occupies a broad geographic range through the Palearctic region ranging from Algeria and Egypt to Afghanistan ( Radchenko, 1997 b); and extends north into Turkey and Bulgaria. It also has been reported from most countries of the Arabian Peninsula ( Collingwood 1985, Tigar and Collingwood 1993, Collingwood and Agosti 1996, Tigar and Osborne 1999, Collingwood et al. 2011).

Ecological and biological notes. Cataglyphis livida   is a common species at nature reserves in Riyadh Province (e.g. Rawdhat Khorim) where the population peaks in spring and in June ( Sharaf et al. 2013). This species was found to be abundant foraging on Acacia gerrardii Benth.   ( Fabaceae   ). This species is recorded for the first time from Qatar.

KSMA

KSMA

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Cataglyphis

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Cataglyphis livida ( André, 1881 )

Sharaf, Mostafa R., Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Mohamed, Amr A., Fisher, Brian L. & Aldawood, Abdulrahman S. 2020
2020
Loc

Myrmecocystus albicans var. lividus André, 1881a: 58

Andre 1881: 58
1881