Crematogaster missouriensis

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Crematogaster missouriensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. missouriensis
Binomial name
Crematogaster missouriensis
Emery, 1895

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Crematogaster missouriensis is active above ground for only a few weeks in late spring and early summer in Kansas and Missouri, USA (about 38N latitude) and are not seen at any other time of year.

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  • Workers feeding on a bit of canned peach.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • missouriensis. Crematogaster victima subsp. missuriensis Emery, 1895c: 287 (attributed to Pergande) (w.) U.S.A.
    • [Justified emendation of spelling to missouriensis: Dennis, 1938: 284; Creighton, 1939b: 140 (in key).]
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952b: 260 (l.).
    • Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 136.
    • Subspecies of victima: Wheeler, W.M. 1908e: 483; Wheeler, W.M. 1919g: 111; Emery, 1922e: 136; Dennis, 1938: 284.
    • Subspecies of minutissima: Creighton, 1939b: 140 (in key); Creighton, 1950a: 205; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 808; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1380; Bolton, 1995b: 157.
    • Status as species: Shattuck & Cover, 2016: 15.
    • Senior synonym of smithi: Shattuck & Cover, 2016: 15.
  • thoracica. Crematogaster (Orthocrema) minutissima subsp. thoracica Creighton, 1939b: 138 (w.) U.S.A.
    • [Junior primary homonym of Crematogaster (Atopogyne) africana st. thoracica Santschi, 1921c: 118.]
    • Replacement name: Crematogaster (Orthocrema) minutissima subsp. smithi Creighton, 1950a: 205.
  • smithi. Crematogaster (Orthocrema) minutissima subsp. smithi Creighton, 1950a: 205.
    • Replacement name for Crematogaster (Orthocrema) minutissima subsp. thoracica Creighton, 1939b: 138. [Junior primary homonym of Crematogaster (Atopogyne) africana st. thoracica Santschi, 1921c: 118.]
    • Subspecies of minutissima: Smith, M.R. 1951a: 808; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1380; Bolton, 1995b: 162; Mackay & Mackay, 2002: 95.
    • Junior synonym of missouriensis: Shattuck & Cover, 2016: 15.

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