The Ants of Africa
Genus Crematogaster
Crematogaster (Decacrema) edentula Santschi

Crematogaster (Decacrema) edentula Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Guinea (Cremastogaster (Decacrema) edentula, n.sp. Santschi, 1914d: 349, illustrated, worker & male; Santschi, 1915c: 253, queen) from Kindia, collected by F. Silvestri;
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Crematogaster (Decacrema) edentula}Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description}.

Santschi (1915c) described the FEMALE as - TL 4.6 mm; darker, especially on last three segments of gaster; sculpture and pilosity as the worker. Head rectangular, sides parallel and posterior border with angles slightly rounded. Eyes slightly convex, occupying the median third of the sides. Scape reaching the posterior third of the head. Funiculus segments 1-7 wider than long; 9-10 forming a club. Alitrunk profile slightly concave, scutellum smooth. Propodeum slightly convex at anterior transverse border; declivity vertical sided and without scarcely a trace of a tubercle. Pedicel enlarged; rest as worker. Forewings 4.2 mm. The specimens, also noted by Wheeler (1922), were from Benin (at Kouandé, by Desanti).

Santschi noted that the workers were from Guinea, Kindia by Silvestri, so he had reservations over the association of workers and females, other than on the common characters.

{Crematogaster (Decacrema) edentula}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

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