Cataulacus reticulatus

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 196-197

publication ID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Cataulacus reticulatus


6. Cataulacus reticulatus  HNS  .

Worker. Length 1 1/2 - 2 lines. - Black: finely reticulated, the abdomen very delicately so; the margins of the head and thorax crenulated, the latter armed with two long, stout, straight, parallel spines; the antennae short, thick and clavate; the clypeus widely emarginate, the lateral margins of the head with a minute angular spine or tooth before the eyes. Thorax: the anterior margin slightly rounded; the sides rounded, the margins with a short tooth anteriorly and posteriorly; the anterior tibiae and tarsi, and the apical joints of the intermediate and posterior tarsi ferrugi- nous. Abdomen ovate, margined at the sides and emarginate at the base.

Var. minor. The scape, apical joint of the flagellum, the head, before the eyes, and the legs, ferruginous.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak). (Coll. W. W. Saunders, Esq.)