The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) acaciae Forel

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) acaciae Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Ethiopia "Somaliland" (Crematogaster Acaciae nov. sp., Forel, 1892b: 141, worker) collected from Acacia on Faf Plain by Prof. C Keller - see below
junior synonyms (here)
generosa (Crematogaster acaciae For. var. generosa n. v., Santschi, 1919a: 343, worker & queen) from South Africa - see below
gloriosa (Cremastogaster acaciae For. var. gloriosa n. var., Santschi, 1914d: 346, worker) from Zare, collected at Boma, by Silvestri - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912633
victoriosa (Crematogaster acaciae For. stirps victoriosa n. stirps, Santschi, 1916b: 497, worker) from Zimbabwe - see below
(see Bolton, 1995); worker and queen described .


{Crematogaster acaciae}Forel's (1892b) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1914d) description of gloriosa is at {original description}. Santschi's (1916b) description of victoriosa is at {original description}. Santschi's (1919a) description of generosa is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a) gave a translation of victoriosa, this is at {original description}. Arnold (1926) gave a translation of generosa, this is at {original description}.

Wheeler (1922) also had records of victoriosa from Zambi, Zare, by J. Bequaert.

Collingwood (1985) separated it out from other Saudi Arabian species by - petiole slightly or not wider than long; head and alitrunk unicolourous red; petiole spines reduced to tubercles; body sculpture weak; occiput dull; second funiculus segment shorter than third. He described it as a pale weakly sculptured species with very reduced spines, broad head (CI 108) and a narrow petiole, 0.3 X 0.3. He noted the distribution as north east Africa.

Note: Comparison of the Antweb images and the fresh specimens, below, show that Santschi "varieties" are simple junior synonyms, with seemingly slight colour variation. The gloriosa form matches the minor worker from Sudan.


{Crematogaster acaciae} The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0902081


{Crematogaster acaciae generosa} The photomontage of a syntype worker of generosa is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0902081


{Crematogaster acaciae victoriosa} The photomontage of a syntype worker of victoriosa is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0902082


Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Cr.) acaciae
B Taylor det.


Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-50

10.i.1996
Mkomazi
Igire Hill

pkd collection from Heywoodia lucens

2
{album}
Crematogaster (Cr.) acaciae
B Taylor det.

Sudan
J Mathews
JM 287

25.x.2000
Khordonia
1151' N
3415' E
Damazine Plantation, Blue Nile
pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal

2
{album}
Crematogaster (Cr.) acaciae
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 92

25.x.2000
Kordofan
1256' N
3035' E
El Ain near El Obeid
Plantation, pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal

2
{album}
Crematogaster (Cr.) acaciae
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 423

24.x.2001
Khordonia
1151' N
3415' E
Damazine Plantation, Blue Nile
pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal

2

Crematogaster (Cr.) acaciae
B Taylor det.
Namibia
H Campbell
Tree 09

07.ix.2009
Windhoek
2313.836' S
1824.097' E
Kuzikus Wildlife Reserve; 1340 m
inside thorn on Acacia erioloba

1
{album}

{Crematogaster acaciae}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Igire Hill, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tz 3-50-04).


Crematogaster acaciae majorThe photomontage is of a major worker from Sudan, Khordonia, Damazine Plantation, Blue Nile; collector J H Mathews (JM 287).


Crematogaster acaciae minorThe photomontage is of a minor worker from Sudan, collected by J Mathews, by pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal also JM 287.


Crematogaster acaciae minorThe photomontage is of a minor worker from Namibia, Kuzikus; collector H Campbell (tree 09).

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