The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Orthocrema) pauciseta Emery

Crematogaster (Orthocrema) pauciseta Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Crematogaster pauciseta n. sp., Emery, 1899e: 485, illustrated, worker & queen; Forel, 1913e: 669, male) - see below
subspecies grossulior (Cremastogaster pauciseta Em. r. grossulior n. stirps, Forel, 1916: 404, worker) from Zaïre - see
All forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster pauciseta}Emery's (1899e) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1916) description of grossulior is at {original description}.

Wheeler (1922) also had pauciseta from Kilalonga, near St Gabriel, Zaïre, by Kohl; reported by Forel (1915c) as on nectaries of an Acacia (place spelt Kilongalonga).

Bernard (1952) examined the type specimens, including queens, in Forel's collection (in Paris).

TL > 2.5 mm; colour of head and thorax yellow-orange, gaster clear brown, sometimes yellowish anteriorly. Compared with pulchella - antennal funiculus more slender and segment 2 twice as long as wide, following segments 1.5 times as long as wide; petiole similar but gaster flatter and less voluminous than the thorax, finely reticulated and only slightly shiny (after Bernard, 1952, in his notes on pulchella).

{Crematogaster pauciseta} The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Orthocrema) pauciseta
B Taylor det.

A Fotso Kuate
Crematogaster sp14

Awae II
03°54'30" N
11°25'58" E
Quadrat in fallow
Crematogaster (Orthocrema) pauciseta
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
392 m; nuit : 18h - 6h, UV, Azobée, sol, camp de base lac 1

Crematogaster pauciseta workerThe photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun; Awae II; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk crematogaster sp14).

Crematogaster pauciseta queenThe photomontage is of a probable queen from Central African Republic;  Dzanga-Sangha; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR NS).

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