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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) inermis Mayr

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) inermis Mayr

return to key Type location Egypt (Cremastogaster inermis n. sp., Mayr, 1862: 766, worker; André, 1883b, queen; Santschi, 1937e: 296, queen; Santschi, 1938a: 38, male) Sinai Peninsula, collector v. Frauenfeld - see below
aphrodite (Santschi, 1937e: 298, illustrated, all forms) from Cyprus - see
armatula (Emery, 1926: 3, worker; Menozzi, 1933b: 59, queen) from Syria - no images on Antweb (February 2019)
lucida (Forel, 1890c: 220, worker; Forel, 1904c: 6, male; Santschi, 1937e: 297, queen) from Tunisia - see below

{Crematogaster inermis}Mayr's (1862) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1904c) description of lucida (male) is at {original description}. Santschi's (1937e) further description and the type male is at {original description}. Santschi's (1937e) description of aphrodite is at {original description}.

WORKER - Without a subpetiolar spine or propodeal spines.

Some indication of its characteristics can be found in the description by Emery (1893c) of Cr. (Cr.) alluaudi from the Canary Islands (collected by C. Alluaud). Mesonotum convex both anteriorly and posteriorly, with angular sides but no spines or teeth; with an obtuse and strongly rounded angle between the dorsum and declivity of the propodeum. Petiole truncated anteriorly. Lacking pronounced pubescence. Emery noted it was known from Algeria, Egypt, Sinai, Syria and with a race ("sevelli" Forel, now species Crematogaster sewelli from Madagascar.

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

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) inermis
B Taylor det.
M Sharaf
30°45' N
28°06' E
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) inermis
B Taylor det.
O Norfolk
28°33' N
33°56' E
St Katherine’s Protectorate
Pitfall trap in wadi garden


{Crematogaster inermis}The photomontage is of a worker from Egypt, Abuswelam, Elmenia, E 30°45' N 28°06';, collector Mostafa Sharaf.

{Crematogaster inermis}The photomontage is of specimens from Egypt, Sinai, St Katherine's; collector Olivia Norfolk.

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