Crematogaster (Crematogaster) opaciceps Mayr
Type location South
Africa (Cremastogaster opaciceps nov. spec., Mayr, 1901b:
12, worker, with illustration of nest not ants) Port Elizabeth
- see below
junior synonyms (here)
(Cremastogaster Peringueyi Em.
r. cacodaemon n. stirps,
Forel, 1914d: 234, all forms) from South
Africa, Willowmore, Cape, G Arnold; carton nests on trees - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0902103
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .
I have removed Crematogaster (Cr.) clepens (Cremastogaster
opaciceps Mayr v. clepens
n. v., Forel, 1913h: 353, worker) from Zaïre,
at Congo da Lemba, by
R. Mayné, to separate species status. Similarly I have removed the acacia inhabiter Crematogaster (Cr.) defleta (Cremastogaster
opaciceps Mayr subsp. defleta
n. subsp., Forel, 1910e: 434, worker) from South
Africa, in Acacia horrida - see below
Mayr's (1901b) description is at . Forel's (1914d)
description of cacodaemon
is at . Arnold (1920a) gave a
translation of the type plus that of defleta, this is at . Arnold (1920a) also gave a translation of
cacodaemon, this is at .
report of defleta as in an
acacia suggests a distinct
species to the carton nesting type form. The type workers also quite strongly indicate that both defleta and clepens are
distinct species. The first is smaller, differently coloured, has
notably shorter propodeal spines and short scapes. The second is darker, smaller and has
a more rounded head.