Crematogaster (Crematogaster) ruspolii Forel
Type location Somalia
(Crematogaster Ruspolii nov.
sp., Forel, 1892b: 142, worker & male) Faf - see below
(Cremastogaster Ruspolii For.
v. atriscapis n. v., Forel
1915c: 338, worker) from Zaïre, collected at St Gabriel,
by Kohl - see http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904508
worker and male described (Bolton, 1995) .
Forel's (1892b) description is at .
Bequaert (in Wheeler, 1922, p 407) cited atriscapis
as collected by Father Kohl from in myrmecophilous plants.
The latter was described in Forel (1915c) as -
TL 3.1-3.6 mm; darker than type, black; funiculus and tarsi rust brown;
lower legs dark brown; scapes black. Postpetiole deeply scalloped
posteriorly (less so in the type), anterior with a longitudinal notch.
Head slightly more strongly puncturate than type; antennae slightly
longer and slimmer, reaching the occiput.
Collected by Kohl at St. Gabriel, Kisangani, Zaïre. Construct carton
nests of 10-40 height and 20-25 cm diameter. Cultivate colonies of
coccids in trees, covering them with carton tents.
Forel (1916) noted
that the collections including one on cocoa, cultivating large
[numbers] of coccids, with the carton often enveloping the small
fruits, whose development was arrested.