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

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) melanogaster Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location South Africa (Crematogaster arborea F. Sm., sous-esp. melanogaster, n. subsp., Emery, 1895h: 29, worker & queen; raised to species by Wheeler, 1922: 840) Cape Colony - see below
subspecies homonyma (Cr. arborea, Mayr, 1866: 900; new name by Emery, 1922e: 147, worker & queen) from South Africa - no images on Antweb (December 2014)
Worker and queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster melanogaster}Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a: 508) gave an illustrated translation as a variety of arborea, this is at {original description}.

Emery (1922e: 147) also referred to C. arborea subsp. melanogaster, Forel, in Schultze, Zool. Anthrop. Reise Afr. Formicid., p. 7, 1910.

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

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