Crematogaster (Atopogyne) mottazi Santschi
Type location Ivory Coast
(Crematogaster (Atopogyne) mottazi
n.sp., Santschi, 1928d: 67, worker & queen) collected at Grand
H. Mottaz. Mentioned as being in the Crematogaster depressa
group by Donisthorpe (1945b); worker and queen described (see Bolton,
(Atopogyne) species A - Nigeria
specimens (Taylor, 1979: 39). Apparently monomorphic TL 3.42 mm, HL
0.82, HW 0.81, SL 0.62, PW 0.44. Colour dark brown, shiny.
Sculpturation of very fine striae, hardly noticeable on the alitrunk.
Alitrunk profile rounded, mesonotal carina low, mesonotal groove hardly
impressed. Propodeal spines very short or reduced to tubercles.
In Nigeria it nests in dead wood, branch ends
and similar on trees, but uses little or no carton, rare on cocoa.
This appears very close to the description of Crematogaster
mottazi or kasaiensis.