Crematogaster impressiceps variety frontalis Santschi , Wheeler, W. M., 1922

Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 154

publication ID

20597

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Crematogaster impressiceps variety frontalis Santschi
status

new variety

Crematogaster impressiceps variety frontalis Santschi  HNS  , new variety

"Worker. - Length 3 to 3.5 mm. Pale brown; thorax less sculptured than in the typical impressiceps  HNS  . Frontal groove deeply impressed. Stature less variable and smaller than in the typical form of the species and larger than in the variety longiscapa Stitz  HNS  , but the scape also extends beyond the occiput as in that variety." (Santschi)

Numerous specimens from Malela (type locality) and Kunga (Lang, Chapin, and J. Bequaert); those at Kunga found nesting in the hollow internodes of the myrmecophyte Cuviera species (Part IV); the specimens from Malela "living in a small carton nest, about 9 cm. long, fixed upon a stalk of Raphia."