Crematogaster atkinsoni

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Crematogaster atkinsoni
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Crematogaster laeviuscula)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: Crematogaster atkinsoni
Wheeler, W.M., 1919

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Specimen labels

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Crematogaster laeviuscula.


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

  • atkinsoni. Crematogaster atkinsoni Wheeler, W.M. 1919g: 108, fig. 16 (w.) U.S.A.
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1932a: 9 (q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Creighton, 1950a: 207.
    • Combination in C. (Crematogaster): Buren, 1968b: 92.
    • Senior synonym of helveola: Creighton, 1950a: 207.
    • See also: Johnson, C. 1988: 316.
    • Junior synonym of laeviuscula: Morgan & Mackay, 2017: 197.


  • Buren, W. F. 1968b. A review of the species of Crematogaster, sensu stricto, in North America (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Part II. Descriptions of new species. J. Ga. Entomol. Soc. 3: 91-121 (page 92, Combination in C. (Crematogaster))
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 207, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia), Senior synonym of helveola)
  • Johnson, C. 1988. Species identification in the eastern Crematogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 23: 314-332 (page 316, see also)
  • Morgan, C.E., Mackay, W.P. 2017. The North American Acrobat Ants of the hyperdiverse genus Crematogaster (Hymneoptera: Formicidae). Lambert Academic Publishing (PDF version, 532 pp.)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919h. A new paper-making Crematogaster from the southeastern United States. Psyche. 26:107-112. (page 108, fig. 16 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1932a. A list of the ants of Florida with descriptions of new forms. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 40: 1-17 (page 9, queen, male described)