Crematogaster lucayana etiolata
|Crematogaster lucayana etiolata|
|Subspecies:||C. lucayana etiolata|
|Crematogaster lucayana etiolata|
Wheeler, W.M., 1905
Described from one female and many workers taken May 18 and 23 on the keys along the northern shore of the Southern Bight, Andros Island. One of the nests was in a dead branch of a gum mastic tree, the others in Tillandsias on mangroves at the edge of the “swashes.” (Wheeler 1905)
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: 24.433333° to 24.433333°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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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.
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.
- etiolata. Crematogaster lucayana subsp. etiolata Wheeler, W.M. 1905b: 95 (w.q.) BAHAMAS (Andros I.).
- Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “many”), 1 syntype queen.
- Type-locality: Bahamas: Andros I., Southern Bight, 18.v.1904, and 23.v.1904 (W.M. Wheeler).
- Type-depositories: AMNH, MCZC.
- Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 141.
- As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 192; Enzmann, J. 1946c: 93.
- Subspecies of lucayana: Emery, 1922e: 141; Kempf, 1972a: 81; Bolton, 1995b: 152.
- Distribution: Bahamas.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Length 3-4 mm.
Differing from the preceding form in sculpture, pilosity, and coloration. Mandibles and cheeks indistinctly striate, the former sparsely punctate. Body smooth and shining, especially the posterior portion of the head and the gaster. Thorax subopaque; pronotum rather coarsely and longitudinally rugosepunctate in front, smoother behind; basal surface of epinotum with numerous longitudinal rugae, declivity smooth and shining.
Hairs white, rather sparse, mostly appressed, longer and suberect on the clypeus, mandibles, front, upper portions of thorax, and gaster. The hairs on the antennal scapes and legs are appressed and inconspicuous.
Yellow; in most specimens the gaster is black with the exception of the posterior border of the first segment; in others all except the two or three terminal segments are yellow, with a black band across their posterior edge. Mandibles reddish with black teeth.
Length 7 mm.
Resembling the worker in color and pilosity. Head finely and sparsely punctate. Pronotum very smooth and shinging; epinotal spines short, conical, far apart, and directed backward. Body, legs, and antenna- reddish yellow; mandibles and antennal funiculi darker. Thorax and epinotum clouded with brown. Each gastric segment is crossed near its posterior edge by a dark band, which is narrow in the middle and as broad as the segment on either side where it surrounds a deep yellow spot. Venter yellow in the middle. Wings whitish hyaline, with brownish yellow veins and stigma.
Described from one female and many workers taken May 18 and 23 on the keys along the northern shore of the Southern Bight, Andros Island. One of the nests was in a dead branch of a gum mastic tree, the others in Tillandsias on mangroves at the edge of the “swashes.”
- Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 141, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
- Wheeler, W. M. 1905c. The ants of the Bahamas, with a list of the known West Indian species. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 21: 79-135 (page 95, worker, queen described)