The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) stigmata Santschi

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) stigmata Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Cremastogaster stigmata n. sp., Santschi, 1914d: 344, illustrated, worker & male), collected at Olokemeji by F. Silvestri - see below
Worker and male only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster stigmata}Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description}.

{Crematogaster stigmata}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Crematogaster (Cr.) stigmata} Note: the following are Cr. vidua

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) species C/F409 - Nigeria specimens (Taylor, 1979: 25). WORKER. TL variable 3.27-4.04 mm, largest HL 0.92, HW 1.01, SL 0.62, PW 0.59
Colour dark brown-black, shiny. Lateral mesonotum, propodeum and pedicel spiculate, some specimens striate on the alitrunk. Pilosity sparse, erect hairs also sparse but about 10 on the pronotum. Alitrunk profile slightly concave, metanotal groove not impressed, mesonotum with an angled posterior face. Propodeal spines near top of declivity and sharp. Subpetiolar spine short and acute triangular.

In Nigeria it was rarely found foraging on shrubs and cocoa.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) stigmata
B Taylor det.
G Debout & A Dalecky
Cameroon 03

2°33.97' N
9°50.62' E
on Barteria nigritiana

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) stigmata
B Taylor det.
A Fotso Kuate
Crematogaster sp6
Awae II
03°54'30" N
11°25'58" E
Pitfall in forest

{Crematogaster stigmata}The photomontage is of specimens collected in Cameroun - south-western tropical coastal forest area between Edéa and Campo; McKey Wolbachia project (Cameroon 03). 

Crematogaster stigmata worker The photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun; from Awae II; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk crematogaster 06).

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