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

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) peringueyi Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location South Africa (Crematogaster Peringueyi n. sp., Emery, 1895h: 27, illustrated, all forms) - see below and
junior synonyms (here)
angustior (Crematogaster Peringueyi Emery var. angustior n. v. (= race cacodaemon Forel, pars), Arnold, 1920a: 510, illustrated, all forms) from South Africa, Durban, C B Cooper - see
cacochyma (Cremastogaster Peringueyi Em. r. cacochyma n. stirps, Forel, 1914d: 235, worker & queen) from South Africa - see
dentulata (Cremastogaster peringueyi Em. r. dentulata n. stirps, Stitz, 1923: 156, worker) from Namibia, Okahandja, 27-28.iv.1911 - no images on Antweb (August 2016)
gedeon (Cremastogaster Peringueyi Em. r. cacodaemon For. v. Gedeon n. var., Forel, 1915c: 341, worker; Arnold, 1920a: 512) from South Africa, Pietermaritzburg - see
All forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster peringueyi}Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1914d) description of cacochyma is at {original description}. Forel (1915c) on gedeon wrote TL 3.7-4 mm, head and dorsal propodeum more clearly striate than the type of the race and even of the species; head wider than the type; Arnold (1920a: 509) gave an illustrated translation, this is at {original description}; his description of angustior is at {original description} and of other varieties at {original description}. Note - Arnold's statement fo the colour as "black" seems wrong - Emery wrote dark - the photograph of a cotype and the fresh specimens support that. Stitz's description of dentulata is on {original description}.

{Crematogaster (Cr.) peringueyi}The photomontage is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) peringueyi
B Taylor det.
South Africa
S Danflous

Fish Hoek
3408'37" S 1825'34" E

Elsie's Peak, Western Cape; 386 m
1 worker & 1 queen

{Crematogaster (Cr.) peringueyi worker}The photomontage is of a worker collected from South Africa, Fish Hoek; collector Sam Danflous.

{Crematogaster (Cr.) peringueyi queen}The photomontage is of a queen collected from South Africa, Fish Hoek, as above.

2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.