The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) amita Forel

Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) amita Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Cremastogaster Kneri Mayr var. amita n. v., Forel, 1913a: 125, worker; raised to species Santschi, 1925h: 161) Bulawayo, G Arnold - see below
subspecies
bushimana (Santschi, 1926b: 226, worker & queen) from South Africa - no images on Antweb (January 2015)
caffra (Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) kneri Mayr stirps amita n. v. caffra n. var., Forel, 1922: 94, footnote; Santschi, 1926b: all forms) from South Africa, Transvaal - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912790
makololo (Crematogaster (Spherocrema) amita Forel var. makololo n. var., Santschi, 1926b: 226, worker) from Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, G Arnold - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912791
matabele (Cremastogaster Kneri Mayr var. matabele n. v., Arnold, 1920a: 528, illustrated, worker) Zimbabwe, Hillside, Bulawayo, G Arnold - see below
unavailable name bantuana (Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) amita Forel stirps matabele Arnold, var. bantuana n. var., Santschi, 1925h: 161, worker) from Angola, Benguela - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912792
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .


{Crematogaster amita}Forel's (1913a) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 527) gave a translation, with his illustrated description of matabele, this is at {original description}. Forel's (1922) description of caffra is at {original description}. Santschi's (1925h) description of bantuana is at {original description}. Santschi's (1926b) summary of varieties and description of makololo is at {original description}.


{Crematogaster amita}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0902063.


{Crematogaster amita matabele}The photomontage of a syntype worker of matabele is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0902063
Rather larger than the type form.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) amita
B Taylor det.


Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-64

15.i.1996
Mkomazi
354.74' S
3748.49' E
pkd collection from Combretum molle 4
{album}
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) amita
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-65

15.i.1996
Mkomazi
354.74' S
3748.49' E
pkd collection from Combretum molle
2
{album}

{Crematogaster amita}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 3-64-01).


{Crematogaster amita}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 3-65-03).

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