|The Ants of Africa
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) rufimembrum Santschi - new status
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) rufimembrum Santschi new status
photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912655
Santschi's description is at .
calychroa (Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) castanea Sm. stirps rufimembrum Sants. v. calychroa n. var., Santschi, 1926b: 214, worker) from Tanzania, Kwadarema, A Loveridge, vii.1916.
Santschi's (1926b) description is at .
The photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912656
Collected by Room (1971) from all parts of the Mampong
Cemetery cocoa farm in Ghana, his report includes reference to
it ("very close to Cr. striatula") as nesting in cocoa canopy.
It also occurred in 34 of his 168 canopy samples at other farms; 30 of
those samples were from trees selected for the presence of Oecophylla
longinoda as a dominant, and Room described its very close
association with O. longinoda. Room also reported its
occurrence on cocoa mistletoe - being fifth most abundant insect, with
3,228 workers, from less than 30 of 630 samples of the mistletoe/cocoa
junction (unranked) (Room, 1972a, b, 1975). Leston (1973) also regarded
it as sometimes a dominant but mutually tolerant of O. longinoda.
Found on cocoa at Kade by Majer, who found it in 61.1% of his 144 pkd
samples at Kade, with 200-400 workers per sample (1975, 1976a, b, c).
It is probably among the list of Strickland (1951a). Bigger (1981a)
recorded its distribution and abundance on a single area of Amelonado
cocoa at CRIG, where small numbers were collected by pkd from areas
dominated by Oecophylla longinoda.
Oxford University Museum
specimens (previously listed by me
The photomontage is of a worker from Sudan, collected by J Mathews (JM 174), by pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal; Abu Gmein, Blue Nile.
The photomontage is of a worker from Sudan, collected by J Mathews (JM 370), by pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal; Abu Gmein, Blue Nile.
The photomontage is of a worker from Senegal, collector B Ndiaye.
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