The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Atopogyne) jullieni Santschi

Crematogaster (Atopogyne) jullieni Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Congo (Cremastogaster Jullieni n.sp., Santschi, 1910c: 378, illustrated, worker & queen) - see below

Worker and queen only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster jullienni}Santschi's (1910c) description is at {original description}.

Wheeler (1922) included a record from "West Africa" by Fulleborn.

Listed by Strickland (1951a) from Ghana, where Bolton (1970-71) listed it as one of the six most common carton-nesting Crematogaster species on cocoa (simply at CRIG or in Ghana is not clear) but noted, however, that it was a rare species. Later it was found on cocoa at Kade by Majer (1975), using pkd, apparently in one sample, when 1200 workers were found.

Bernard (1952) noted it as less well known, listed from Congo and Angola, where it made a nest of blackish carton. Several workers were found from savanna at Sérengbara, Guinea.

Having seen no other specimens than the one from Congo (below), I wonder if the above distribution reports were correct.

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Atopogyne) jullieni
B Taylor det.

E Zassi

03°16'58.6" S
015°28'26.2" E
Wooded Savannah; 24h pitfall trap


{Crematogaster julieni major}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Réserve de Lésio-Louna, S 03°16'58.6" E 015°28'26.2"; 19-20.xi.2007; "Crematogaster sp 7"; pitfall trap 3, t 2; wooded savannah; collected by Eric Zassi.

This matches the Santschi (1910c) description, size range TL 3.2-5.5 mm, in shape and colouration, black with faintly reddish appendages, and the type images.

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