Three New Species of the Genus Cataglyphis Foerster from Northwest China (Hymenoptera:Formicidae:Formicinae)
- Received Date: 1900-01-01
- Rev Recd Date: 1900-01-01
- Publish Date: 2002-02-22
Abstract: Three new species of the ant genus Cataglyphis Foerster collected from Northwest China were described in the present paper. 1 Cataglyphis glabilabia sp.nov.Chang et He (Figs.1,2) This new species is similar to Cataglyphis aenescens (Nylander),but the former long hairs on clypeus anterior margin lacking;hairs on gula lacking;mandible teeth very blunt or absent. Holotype worker,No.99-621,10-Ⅵ-1999,Mingqing, 1 310 m,Gansu Province,coll.CHANG You-de.Paratypes 4 workers,No.99-187,same colony as holoptype. 2 Cataglyphis flavitibia sp.nov.Chang et He (Figs.3,4) This new species is similar to Cataglyphis aenescens (Nylander),but the former mandibles,antenna,up part of femurs bright yellow;hairs on gula lacking;polymorphism of worker caste undistinct;colony size small,less than 50 individuals. Holotype worker,No.99-261,15-Ⅵ-1999,Dachaidan, 3 020 m,Qinghai Province,coll.CHANG You-de.Paratypes 20 workers,No.99-117;7 workers,No.99-151;3 workers,No.99-170;4 workers,No.99-263,same as holotype. 3 Cataglyphis helanensis sp.nov.Chang et He (Figs.7,8) This new species is similar to Cataglyphis aenescens (Nylander),but the former first gastral tergite with very sparse erect hairs;body with very coarse and dense longitudinal striate;clypeus punctuated;body dark black. Holotype worker,No.99-260,5-Ⅵ-1999,Helan Mountains,2 150 m,Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region,coll.CHANG You-de.Paratypes 5 workers,No.99-050;3 workers,No.99-040;6 workers,No.99-504;1 worker,No.99-027,same as holoptype. All specimens were deposited in Ningxia Agricultural College.
|Citation:||CHANG You-de, HE Da-han. Three New Species of the Genus Cataglyphis Foerster from Northwest China (Hymenoptera:Formicidae:Formicinae). Zoological Research, 2002, 23(1): 61-64.|