Crematogaster constructor

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

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality), Zimbabwe.

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.

  • constructor. Crematogaster constructor Emery, 1895h: 29, pl. 2, figs. 12, 13 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. [Also described as new by Emery, in Mayr, 1895: 135 (footnote).] Combination in C. (Crematogaster): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 836; in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 146; in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166. Current subspecies: nominal plus kirbyella.



  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 29, pl. 2, figs. 12, 13 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 836, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))