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

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) affabilis Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Somalia (Cremastogaster Chiarinii Em. (i) var. affabilis n. var., Forel, 1907c: 142, worker; raised to species Collingwood, 1985: 260) Dauele Region, M de Rothschild.
worker and queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster affabilis}Forel's (1907c) description is at {original description}.

Collingwood (1985, illustrated), for specimens from Saudi Arabia, had head only slightly wider than long; propodeal spines long and thin, at least 0.25 mm; body with smooth sculpture, unicolorous dark brown to black. It is difficult to judge without seeing specimens from Saudi Arabia but Collingwood's drawing does not match the type worker.  It also seems from the type images that affabilis was described from large workers of Crematogaster chiarinii, the head shape being similar to but smaller than that of the queen I show of the latter.

{Crematogaster affabilis} The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

2007, 2008, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.