Crematogaster frivola

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

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Synonyms

Found throughout the .SWBP, WA and is often seen trailing on the ground as well as on vegetation. (Heterick 2009)

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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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.

  • frivola. Crematogaster frivolus Forel, 1902h: 412 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 132; in C. (Acrocoelia): Santschi, 1929f: 90; in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166. Senior synonym of perthensis: Heterick, 2009: 148 (in text). Current subspecies: nominal plus sculpticeps.
  • perthensis. Crematogaster perthensis Crawley, 1922c: 21 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166. Junior synonym of frivola: Heterick, 2009: 148 (in text).

Type Material

  • Cremastogaster frivolus Forel, 1902: Syntype, 3 workers, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Cremastogaster frivolus Forel, 1902: Syntype, 1 worker, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia, Museum of Comparative Zoology.
  • Crematogaster perthensis Crawley, 1922: Syntype, 8 workers, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Crematogaster perthensis Crawley, 1922: Syntype, 2 workers, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
  • Crematogaster perthensis Crawley, 1922: Syntype, 12 workers, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Queensland Museum.
  • Crematogaster perthensis Crawley, 1922: Syntype, 9 workers, Perth [as Swan River], Western Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum.
  • Crematogaster perthensis Crawley, 1922: Syntype, 12 workers, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Western Australian Museum.
  • Crematogaster perthensis Crawley, 1922: Syntype, worker(s), male(s), Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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