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

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) vidua Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) vidua n. sp., Santschi, 1928d: 62, worker) from Grand Bassam, collected by H. Mottaz
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Santschi's (1928d) description is at {original description}. Santschi made comparison with Crematogaster (Cr.) impressa (as andrei).


{Crematogaster vidua}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0912726


{Crematogaster (Cr.) sp 2}

Crematogaster species 2 - Nigeria specimens. Worker. TL 3.9 mm, HL 0.86, HW 0.87, SL 0.59, PW 0.50 (Taylor, 1979: 25)
In profile promesonotum flat and slight carination of the mesonotum; metanotal groove deeply impressed, mesonotum with a vertical posterior face; propodeal spine one third down the declivity, stout and moderately long; subpetiolar spine short and blunt; postpetiole with a dorsal longitudinal groove; lateral mesonotum, propodeum and pedicel spiculate, some specimens with faint striations; pilosity sparse, erect hairs few, most on the head and gaster; colour brown-black, shiny.

In Nigeria it nests in crevices and dead wood on trees. Occasionally found on cocoa tending aphids and pseudococcids. Also found on native shrubs and trees. In addition to CRIN found at Ilesha in a cocoa seed garden.


Oxford University Museum specimens - Note: Some previously listed by me as Crematogaster acis or Crematogaster ruspolii


{Crematogaster vidua}The photomontage is of a worker from Benin; Koro; collector J-F Vayssieres (RVA 2980.2).


{Crematogaster vidua}The photomontage is of a worker from Liberia; Yekepa Camp 4; collector E Poirier (Yekepa Camp 4 PF X).


Crematogaster vidua large The photomontage is of a large worker from Cameroun; from Sombo; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk spB).


Crematogaster vidua small The photomontage is of a small worker from Cameroun; from Sombo.


{Crematogaster vidua}The photomontage is of a worker from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha National Park; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR DF).


{Crematogaster vidua}The photomontage is of a worker from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha National Park; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR DM).


{Crematogaster vidua queen}The photomontage is of a queen from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha National Park; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR DM).

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