Crematogaster amita caffra

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Crematogaster amita caffra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. amita
Subspecies: C. amita caffra
Trinomial name
Crematogaster amita caffra
Santschi, 1926

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • caffra. Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) amita var. caffra Santschi, 1926b: 226.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Transvaal, in stomach of a pangolin (Manis) (no collector’s name)..
    • [Note: Santschi (in Forel) implies that this taxon is the same as C. kneri Mayr, sensu Arnold, 1920a: 525; the locality for Arnold’s material is South Africa: Orange Free State, Bothaville (H. Brauns).]
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • [First available use of Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) kneri st. amita var. caffra Santschi, in Forel, 1922: 94 (footnote) (w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Subspecies of amita: Menozzi, 1942: 169; Bolton, 1995b: 149.
    • Distribution: South Africa.

Description

References

  • Santschi, F. 1926b. Description de nouveaux Formicides éthiopiens (IIIme partie). Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 13: 207-267 (page 226, worker, queen, male described)