The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Atopogyne) transiens Forel

Crematogaster (Atopogyne) transiens Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Zaïre (Cremastogaster Buchneri For. r. transiens n. stirps, Forel, 1913b: 324, worker; raised to species by Santschi, in litt., in Wheeler, 1922: 160) from Kana near Kikondja by J. Bequaert - see below

Worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1913b) description is at {original description}.

Noted as smaller than buchneri by Santschi (1915c), recording it from Kataki, Katanga, Zaïre, by Dr Gerard; also recorded by Wheeler (1922) plus Avakubi and Kisangani [Stanleyville], by Lang & Chapin.

{Crematogaster transiens} The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Crematogaster (Atopogyne) transiens
B Taylor det.

G Debout & A Dalecky
Cameroon 70a

3°13.31' N
10°15.01' E
at nectaries of Alchorea floribunda, apparently with numerous Crematogaster striatula


{Crematogaster transiens major}

Crematogaster (Atopogyne) species 1 (Cameroon)

In the Campo forest canopy, Alain Dejean and colleagues recorded a species denoted by Bolton as "Crematogaster sp l" on 1.8% of the trees. I guess that this has to be an Atopogyne subgenus member; why Bolton did not give some positive separation when, as here, the "species 1" etc has been used for other Crematogaster forms, I cannot understand. I am tempted to guess that this is transiens.

The photomontages are of specimens collected in Cameroun - south-western tropical coastal forest area between Edéa and Campo (McKey Wolbachia project) - Cameroon 70a from location BOU (Bondé - river near N'kolobondé at 3°13.31' N 10°15.01'; flat land, between the Chapel and the river), 18 April 2001, at nectaries of Alchorea floribunda, apparently with numerous Crematogaster striatula

Major worker

{Crematogaster transiens minor} Minor worker

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