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


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • gavapiga. Crematogaster (Orthocrema) gavapiga Menozzi, 1935a: 109, fig. 5 (w.) INDONESIA (Java).
    • Type-material: 3 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Java, Tjampea, nr Buitenzorg (= Bogor), no. 2389 (W. Karawaiew).
    • Type-depository: IEUB (perhaps also in SIZK).
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 153; Hosoishi & Ogata, 2016a: 583.
    • Distribution: 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).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Hosoichi S., and K. Ogata. 2016. Systematics and biogeography of the ant genus Crematogaster Lund subgenus Orthocrema Santschi in Asia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176: 547–606.
  • Hosoishi S. and K. Ogata. 2009. A check list of the ant genus Crematogaster in Asia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Inst. Trop. Agr. Kyushu Univ. 32: 43-83.