Crematogaster sericea

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Crematogaster sericea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. sericea
Binomial name
Crematogaster sericea
Forel, 1912

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Specimen labels

Identification

Longino (2003) - A Crematogaster crinosa-complex species. C. sericea requires further taxonomic study. The syntypes of Crematogaster sericea have the general shape and pilosity characters of crinosa.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Uruguay.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • sericea. Crematogaster brevispinosa r. sericea Forel, 1912f: 214 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in C. (Orthocrema): Emery, 1922e: 134; Santschi, 1923c: 249. Raised to species: Longino, 2003a: 129.

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

Description

Longino (2003) - Syntype worker: Brazil, Sao Paulo, Botucatu (Göldi) Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève (examined).

References

  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 134, Combination in C. (Orthocrema))
  • Forel, A. 1912g. Formicides néotropiques. Part III. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae (suite). Genres Cremastogaster et Pheidole. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 19: 211-237 (page 214, worker described)
  • Longino, J.T. 2003a. The Crematogaster of Costa Rica. Zootaxa 151: 1-150. PDF (page 129, Raised to species: new status)
  • Santschi, F. 1923c. Solenopsis et autres fourmis néotropicales. Rev. Suisse Zool. 30: 245-273 (page 249, Combination in C. (Orthocrema))