The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) zonacaciae Weber

Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) zonacaciae Weber

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Sudan (Weber, 1943c: 359, illustrated, worker) Imatong Mountains, 3.viii.1939, N A Weber - see below (no images on Antweb, January 2015)

Worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) zonacaciae}Weber's (1943c) description is at {original description}.

From the descriptions and images, it seems this is probably a junior synonym of Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) striatula. Curiously, although Weber considered this similarity, he described the colour as "castaneous, appendages brown". As the photograph shows, the specimen has the very distinctive yellow antennae and lower legs that are characteristic of striatula.

{Crematogaster (Sph.) zonacaciae}The photomontage of a cotype is collated from

2007, 2008, 2013, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.