Crematogaster teranishii

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Crematogaster teranishii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. teranishii
Binomial name
Crematogaster teranishii
Santschi, 1930

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Specimen Labels

This species is widespread in Japan, usually inhabiting forest edges, bushes and gardens. They nest inside hollow dead branches and dead grass stems (Syoji and Eguchi 2017).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Japan (type locality), Republic of Korea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Idogawa and Dobata (2018) found colonies nesting in bamboo cavities in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan in a thicket dominated by deciduous broad-leaved trees.


Hosoishi and Kazuo 2015. Figs 12 – 15. Petiole in dorsal view. 12, Crematogaster osakensis; 13, Crematogaster teranishii; 14, Crematogaster inflata; 15, Crematogaster fraxatrix.


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

  • teranishii. Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) brunnea st. teranishii Santschi, 1930c: 265 (w.) JAPAN. Raised to species and material of the unavailable name azumai referred here: Onoyama, 1998: 230.



  • Idogawa, N. and S. Dobata. 2018. Colony structure and life history of Lioponera daikoku (Formicidae: Dorylinae). Asian Myrmecology. 10:e00100006. doi:10.20362/am.010006
  • Onoyama, K. 1998. Taxonomic notes on the ant genus Crematogaster in Japan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomol. Sci. 1: 227-232 (page 230, Raised to species and material of the unavailable name azumai referred here.)
  • Santschi, F. 1930c. Trois notes myrmécologiques. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 70: 263-270 (page 265, worker described)
  • Syoji K. and K. Eguchi. 2017. Nesting site selection of Temnothorax congruus from Japanese broad-leave forests: a trade-off between nest site quality and distance from sympatric Crematogaster teranishii colonies. Asian Myrmecology 9: e009002:1-8. doi:10.20362/am.009002