The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Orthocrema) gratiosa Santschi

Crematogaster (Orthocrema) gratiosa Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zaïre (Santschi, 1926b: 210, worker) from Nyangwe, Maniéma District, by R Mayné

Worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1926b) description is at {original description}; two workers collected.


{Crematogaster gratiosa}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0912769.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Orthocrema) gratiosa
B Taylor det.

Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 107

8.viii.2006
Pongara
00°34' N
09°19' E
Edge of savannah; yellow tray trap 

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{album}
Crematogaster (Orthocrema) gratiosa
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 108
29.vii.2006
Pongara
00°34' N
09°19' E
fauchage bord de sentier, 10-17 h
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{album}

{Crematogaster gratiosa}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 107).

This and the one below show the characteristics described by Santschi, including - the rectangular head, the pronotum is bordered but the borders are not raised; the recurved propodeal spines; the petiole quite short probably near square. Comparision with the type worker appears not to be so close. The size is the same, as is the colour pattern on the gaster. The magenta tint prevailing on many Antweb images may distort the original; Santschi had red-brown or chestnut.


{Crematogaster gratiosa}The photomontage is of workers from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 108).

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