Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:

Species: Crematogaster elegans   Smith, 1859 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Crematogaster elegans Smith, 1859a PDF: 149 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Xiphocrema): Emery, 1922c PDF: 139; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 456.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1859, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the Islands of Aru and Key., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 3, pp. 132-158

2. Crematogaster elegansHNS.

C. pallide rufo-testaeeus; abdomine nigerrimo nitido; thorace bispinoso.

Worker. Length 3 / 4 line. Entirely pale rufo-testaceous, excepting the eyes and abdomen which are jet black; the nodes of the petiole pale, smooth, and shining. Head about the same width as the abdomen. The lateral angles of the anterior margin of the prothorax acute, the metathorax armed with two long acute spines. Abdomen heart-shaped, its apex acute.

Hab. Aru.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Holotype of Crematogaster elegans: casent0901439

See something amiss? Send us an email.