Crematogaster pilosa

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Crematogaster pilosa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. pilosa
Binomial name
Crematogaster pilosa
Emery, 1895

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Crematogaster pilosa is truly a habitat specialist. In Ozarks of Missouri, it is rarely found anywhere other than in the vegetationally unique, spring fed, wet meadows. And yet, they occur in and are often abundant in nearly every one of these widely distributed, but sporadic habitat remnants [J. Trager, October 2016]


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • pilosa. Crematogaster lineolata subsp. pilosa Emery, 1895c: 285 (attributed to Pergande) (w.) U.S.A. Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 141; in C. (Crematogaster): Buren, 1968b: 92. Raised to species: Wheeler, W.M. 1919g: 111; Creighton, 1950a: 216; Johnson, C. 1988: 321. Senior synonym of creightoni and material of the nomen nudum subpilosa referred here: Buren, in Smith, M.R. 1958c: 127.
  • creightoni. Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) creightoni Wheeler, W.M. 1933d: 86 (q.) U.S.A. Junior synonym of pilosa: Buren, in Smith, M.R. 1958c: 127.



  • 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 216, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 285, worker described (attributed to Pergande))
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 141, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
  • Johnson, C. 1988. Species identification in the eastern Crematogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 23: 314-332 (page 321, Raised to species)
  • 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.)
  • Smith, M. R. 1958c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 108-162 in: Krombein, K. V. (ed.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. First supplement. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2(suppl. 1):1-305. (page 127, Senior synonym of creightoni, and material of the nomen nudum subpilosa referred here.)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919h. A new paper-making Crematogaster from the southeastern United States. Psyche (Camb.) 26: 107-112 (page 111, Raised to species)