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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) jehovae Forel

Crematogaster (Crem.) jehovae Forel

return to key  Type location Israel (Crematogaster Auberti Em., subsp. Jehovae n. subsp., Forel, 1907b: 207, worker; Menozzi, 1933b: 142, queen; raised to species Emery, 1926: 3, Menozzi, 1933b: 58) from Jerusalem, M Theod
subspecies
crawleyi (Cr. jehovae crawleyi, n., Emery, 1926: 4, worker; reidentification of Cr. auberti var. sorokini Emery (in Crawley, 1922)) from Iraq - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0914149
cypria (Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) Jehovae For. v. cypria n. var., Santschi, 1930d: 266, worker) from Cyprus - see https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0912688
mosis (Crematogaster Auberti Em. subsp Jehovae var. Mosis n. var., Forel, 1907b: 207; Crematogaster auberti var mosis, Forel, 1909c: 104, worker & queen; variety status Menozzi, 1933b: 61, in key) - see https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0908476.


{Crematogaster jehovae}Forel's (1907b) description, with mosis, is at {original description}. Emery's (1926) description of crawleyi is at {original description}. Emery describes jehovae as the eastern form of the circum-Mediterranean Crematogaster species. Santschi's (1930d) description of cypria is at {original description}.


Egypt records - Menozzi (1929e: 125) reported one worker, collected in Sinai, at Wadi Scheich, by F S Bodenheimer. Finzi (1936) reported it from Mt Sinai, Sinai Peninsula; Santschi (1938a: 38) a damaged queen from Alfia, 18.x.1914. Sharaf list - Material examined: Wadi El-Arbaein, St.Catherine (South Sinai), 15.xi.1998 (1) (SHC).


Crematogaster jehovaeThe photomontage of the type worker is collated from https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0908475.

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