Crematogaster bequaerti ludia

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Crematogaster bequaerti ludia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. bequaerti
Subspecies: C. bequaerti ludia
Trinomial name
Crematogaster bequaerti ludia
Forel, 1913



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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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.


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.





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

  • ludia. Crematogaster bequaerti r. ludia Forel, 1913b: 321 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo belge”): Katanga, Lake Kabwe (Bequaert).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in C. (Sphaerocrema): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 845.
    • Subspecies of bequaerti: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 845; Emery, 1922e: 152; Santschi, 1928d: 66; Santschi, 1937a: 56 (in key); Menozzi, 1942: 169; Bolton, 1995b: 156.
    • Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo.



  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 321, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 845, Combination in C. (Sphaerocrema))