Crematogaster ashmeadi

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Crematogaster ashmeadi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. ashmeadi
Binomial name
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Mayr, 1886

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Specimen labels


Cole (1983) studied the behavior of this ant in red mangroves occurring in southern Florida.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).
Neotropical Region: Bahamas.

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.

  • ashmeadi. Crematogaster ashmeadi Mayr, 1886d: 463 (w.m.) U.S.A. Combination in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 141; in C. (Crematogaster): Buren, 1968b: 92. Senior synonym of matura: Creighton, 1950a: 206. See also: Johnson, C. 1988: 315.
  • matura. Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) ashmeadi var. matura Wheeler, W.M. 1932a: 8 (w.) U.S.A. Junior synonym of ashmeadi: Creighton, 1950a: 206.



  • 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))
  • Cole, B. J. 1983. Assembly of mangrove ant communities: colonization abilities. Journal of Animal Ecology 52:349-355.
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 206, Senior synonym of matura)
  • 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 315, see also)
  • Leuthold, R. H. 1968. A tibial gland scent-trail and trail-laying behavior in the ant Crematogaster ashmeadi Mayr. Psyche (Camb.) 75: 233-248 (page 233, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1886d. Die Formiciden der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 419-464 (page 463, worker, male described)
  • 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.)