The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) constructor Emery

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) constructor Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location South Africa (Crematogaster constructor n. sp., Emery, 1895h: 29, illustrated, worker) Hamman's Kraal - see below
junior synonyms (here)
acutidens (Arnold, 1944: 7, illustrated on page 16, worker, new synonymy here) from South Africa, Weenen, Natal, H P Thomasset - see below
kirbyella (Crematogatser constructor Emery var. Kirbyi nov. var., Mayr, 1895: 137, illustrated, worker; replacement name kirbyella, Emery, 1922e: 146) from South Africa - see (damaged specimen)
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster constructor}Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Mayr's (1895) illustrated description of kirbyella is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a) gave a translation of the type and of kirbyella (as kirbyi), this is at {original description}. Arnold's (1944) description of acutidens is at {original description}.

{Crematogaster constructor}The photomontage of a worker from the type collection is collated from

{Crematogaster (Cr) delagoensis acutidens}The photomontage of acutidens is collated from
The near identical rhodesiana from on a Mimosa can be seen at

Oxford University Museum specimens - previously listed by me as constructor

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) delagoensis
B Taylor det.
H Campbell
Tree 96

2313.908' S
1824.12' E
Kuzikus Wildlife Reserve; 1340 m inside thorn on Acacia erioloba
worker & queen

{Crematogaster (Cr) delagoensis worker}The photomontage is of a worker from Namibia, Kuzikus; collector Heather Campbell.

{Crematogaster (Cr) delagoensis queen}The photomontage is of a dealate queen from Namibia, Kuzikus; collector Heather Campbell.

This appears to be the first record of a queen.

2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.