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Species: Crematogaster peringueyi   Emery, 1895 

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See Also:

Crematogaster peringueyi angustior, Crematogaster peringueyi cacochyma, Crematogaster peringueyi dentulata, Crematogaster peringueyi gedeon

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Crematogaster peringueyi Emery, 1895i PDF: 27, figs. 16, 17 (w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Wheeler, 1922: 842; in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 148; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.

Taxon Page Images:

Crematogaster peringueyi. Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Cape Town, South Africa, 18 May 2016. Photo and collection by Philip Herbst

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa, Zambia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56

C. PeringueyiHNS, n. sp.

- (Pl. 2, fig. 16 - 17). - [[ worker ]]. Atra, opaca, abdomine nitido, parce pubescens et disperse pilosa, capite breviore quam latiore, confertim punctulato-striato, antice fortius strialo, antennarum scapo marginem occipitis vix superante, thorace haud marginato, mesonoto cum cannula media, metanoto basi longitrorsum striolato, spinis mediocribus, acutis, subtilibus, parte declivi laevigata, pedunculi segmento 1 ° trapezoidea, antice latiore, lateribus subrectis, postice utrinque denticulo seu tuberculo acuta, 2 o nitido, medio longitrorsum impresso, religuo abdomine nitidulo, subtilissime punctulato el punctis dispersis pubem gerentibus. - Long. 3 1 / 2 - 4 1 / 2 mili.

[[ queen ]]. Operaria quoad colorem simillima, capite similiter opaco, distinctus striato, thorace supeme nitida, lateribus striatulo, metanoto obtuse bidentato, pedunculi segmento 1 ° latiore, lateribus redis, antice superficie oblique concava, postice sine tuberculis, 2 ° minus profunde sulcato. Alae hyalinae, costis dilute fuscis. - Long. 8 - 9 mill.

[[ male ]]. Ater, capite opaco thoraceque subnitida subtiliter striatis, abdomine nitida, punctis foveiformibus, pubem gerentibus sculpto, antennis 12 - articulatis, moniliformibus, mandibulis angustis, acute 3 - dentatis, pedunculi breviusculi articulo 1 ° antice oblique truncato, 2 ° aequaliter convexo. - Long. 4 mill. - Cape Town, [[ worker ]] [[ queen ]].

J'ai recu autrefois les trois sexes du meme Insecte de M. Peringuey, auquel je dedie l'espece.

Appartient au groupe difficile de C. scutellarisHNS et especes voisines. L'ouvriere me parait distincte des autres par son aspect mat et sa couleur foncee, par la forme moins elargie en avant du 1 er segment du pedicule, par la petite dent ou tubercule pointu qui se trouve de chaque cote avant l'extremite posterieure de ce segment (voir les figures). Ces dents sont bien marquees chez d'autres especes dont le pedicule a une forme differente.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Miombo woodland, 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Knysna Sand fynbos, 1 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in Namaqualand Coastal Duneveld, 1 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Pitfall trap, 3 times Hand collected, 1 times Sweep net.

Elevations: collected from 27 - 1508 meters, 890 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster peringueyi: casent0904505



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