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 lobata   Emery, 1895 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Crematogaster Sevellei var. lobata Emery, 1895g PDF: 342 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antsiranana, coll. Ch. Alluaud; CASENT0102055; MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 148; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.
Subspecies of Crematogaster sewellii: Forel, 1907i PDF: 80 (footnote).
Raised to species: Santschi, 1930a PDF: 63.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Crematogaster lobata pacifica.
Blaimer & Fisher, 2013b PDF: 9, 32 (Lectotype designation).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 40 times found in tropical dry forest, 5 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in dry forest, 3 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 4 times found in littoral forest, 1 times found in disturbed dry forest, 1 times found in gallery forest, TS3, 1 times found in mangrove, 1 times found in urban/garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 23 times on low vegetation, 8 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times ex dead twig above ground, 3 times on tree trunk, 1 times ex dead branch above ground, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 4 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 4 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 2 times yellow pan trap, 3 times Malaise trap, 3 times AB, 1 times 4 Malaise traps, 1 times Malaise trap, 4 Malaise, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1343 meters, 168 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype Crematogaster pacifica: casent0101160; Lectotype of Crematogaster lobata: casent0102055

See something amiss? Send us an email.