The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Decacrema) flavida Mayr - new status

Crematogaster (Decacrema) flavida Mayr - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Tanzania (Cremastogaster solenopsides Em. nov. subspecies flavida, Mayr, 1907b: 15, worker) from Tanzania, Usambara - see below
junior synonyms (here)
gallarum (Cremastogaster solenopsides Em. stirps flavida Mayr var. gallarum nov., Santschi, 1910c: 370, worker) from Congo, Mindouh, in acacia galls, Weiss - see https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=rmcaent000017768
poststriata (Crematogaster (Decacrema) solenopsoides Em. stirps flavida Mayr var. poststriata n. var., Santschi, 1921c: 118, worker) from Tanzania - see ww.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912732.


Mayr's (1907b) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1910c) description of gallarum is at {original description}. Santschi (1921c) noted the poststriata worker, TL 2.3 mm, as similar to flavida but with strong longitudinal striae on the propodeum dorsum.


{Crematogaster flavida} The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent09196753.


{Crematogaster (Decacrema) solenopsides flavida}The photomontage of a nontype worker of flavida is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0193953


Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Decacrema) flavida
B Taylor det.

Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-55-04

12.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Vachellia nilotica


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Crematogaster (Decacrema) flavida
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-65-02

12.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Vachellia nilotica

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{album}

{Crematogaster flavida}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 5-55-04).

The overall morphology, size, colour, scape length, small subpetiolar tooth, etc., appear a good match to the type description from a single worker from Zanzibar, geographically close to Mkomazi, albeit off-shore.  The Mayr (1907b) flavida is from almost the same location as Mkomazi and the specimens also came from a Vachellia (the African shrub acacia) (previously posted by me as solenopsides).



{Crematogaster flavida}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 3-65-02).

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