The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) gallicola Forel

Crematogaster (Crematogaster) gallicola Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Mozambique (Cremastogaster gallicola, n. spec., Forel, 1894b: 484, worker; Arnold, 1920a: 532, queen) Delagoa in a "Stengelgalle", Dr Liengme - see below
junior synonym (here) latro (Cremastogaster gallicola Forel subsp. latro n. subsp., Forel, 1910f: 6, worker) from Botswana, Kalahari, L Schultze - see below
Worker & queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster gallicola}Forel's (1894b) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1907a) description of rauana is at {original description}. Forel's (1910f) description of latro is at {original description}. Arnold (1920a) gave an illustrated translation of the type and latro, this is at {original description}.

With a fresh specimen from near the type location in Tanzania, I have separated Crematogaster rauana, originally described as a variety of gallicola by Forel (1907a: 22, worker) as a distinct species.

{Crematogaster gallicola } The photomontage of the type worker is collated from
Note - TL ca 2.3 mm, as described by Forel.

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

This is some 25% larger overall, has a different shape to the fullface head and has short scapes.

2007, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
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