Crematogaster striatula

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Crematogaster striatula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. striatula
Binomial name
Crematogaster striatula
Emery, 1892

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroon, Ivory Coast (type locality), Kenya, Sierra Leone.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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This species was observed in southern Cameroon tending extrafloral nectaries, sometimes in the presence of other co-occuring ant species.



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

  • striatula. Crematogaster striatulus Emery, 1892c: liii (w.) IVORY COAST. Emery, 1899e: 482 (q.); Delage-Darchen, 1978: 293 (l.). Combination in C. (Sphaerocrema): Santschi, 1918d: 182. Current subspecies: nominal plus benitensis, horatii, langi, obstinata, omega.



  • Delage-Darchen, B. 1978. Les stades larvaires de Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) striatula, fourmi forestière d'Afrique [Hym. Formicidae]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (n.s.) 14: 293-299 (page 293, larva described)
  • Emery, C. 1892h. [Untitled. From table of contents: "Sur une fourmi nouvelle d'Assinie et remarques sur les Dorylides d'Afrique."]. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (Bull.) 61:liii-lv. (page liii, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1899d. Fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 43: 459-504 (page 482, queen described)
  • Fotso, A. K., R. Hanna, M. Tindo, A. Doumtsop, and P. Nagel. 2015. How plants and honeydew-producing hemipterans affect ant species richness and structure in a tropical forest zone. Insectes Sociaux. 62:443-453. doi:10.1007/s00040-015-0423-5
  • Santschi, F. 1918d. Sous-genres et synoymies [sic] de Cremastogaster (Hym. Formic.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1918: 182-185 (page 182, Combination in C. (Sphaerocrema))