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


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 based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • 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.


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


  • 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))