Crematogaster dispar

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Crematogaster dispar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. dispar
Binomial name
Crematogaster dispar
Forel, 1902

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

This hypogaeic ant is very common on the mainland in the vicinity of Margaret River, Pemberton and Augusta, where it forms populous colonies under stones deeply imbedded in the soil (Wheeler 1934). Colonies are often found in cryptic situations such as inside rotting logs or within moss (Heterick 2009).

Identification

Heterick (2009) - A small, yellowish-and-brown species in which the promesonotum is often smooth and shining.

Wheeler (1934) - The brown females measure 7-8 mm. and are very large compared with the yellow workers, which are only 2-2.5 mm. in length. The female larvae are nearly spherical.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • dispar. Crematogaster sordidula r. dispar Forel, 1902h: 412 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 132. Raised to species: Emery, 1922e: 132. Current subspecies: nominal plus bipartita.

Type Material

Description

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