Crematogaster gavapiga

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Crematogaster gavapiga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species group: quadriruga
Species: C. gavapiga
Binomial name
Crematogaster gavapiga
Menozzi, 1935


Hosoishi and Ogata (2016) - A member of the Crematogaster quadriruga group. We have not been able to examine the types of C. gavapiga. From the original description and key provided by Menozzi (1935), this species is close to Crematogaster bandarensis. He distinguished C. gavapiga from C. bandarensis by smooth and shining surface of dorsal mesosoma. However, some specimens in our collections of C. bandarensis have smooth and shining surface of dorsal mesosoma, suggesting that the character state seen in C. gavapiga is within the infraspecific variation of C. bandarensis. Taxonomic relationship with C. bandarensis will remain uncertain until type material can be examined.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • gavapiga. Crematogaster (Orthocrema) gavapiga Menozzi, 1935a: 109, fig. 5 (w.) INDONESIA (Java).

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Hosoishi and Ogata (2016) - Worker, Tjampea, Java, Indonesia (2389) (probably in Istituto di Entomologia "Guido Grandi" , not seen).