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Species: Crematogaster pellens   Walker, 1859 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Crematogaster pellens Walker, 1859 PDF: 374 (q.) SRI LANKA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Donisthorpe, 1932b PDF: 576; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Sri Lanka
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Walker, F., 1859, Characters of some apparently undescribed Ceylon insects., Annals and Magazine of Natural History 4, pp. 370-376

Crematogaster pellensHNS.

Faem. Fulvus, gracilis, pubescens, capite subrotundo, mandibulis latis trigonis, antennis testaceis clavatis, metathorace bidentato, abdomine longi-elliptico, pedibus testaceis breviusculis, alis albidis amplis, venis stigmateque testaceis.

Female. Tawny, shining, minutely pubescent. Head nearly round; mandibles short, broad, triangular. Antennae testaceous, clavate, shorter than the thorax. Metathorax with two short stout spines. First node of the peduncle much longer than the second. Abdomen long-elliptical, very convex beneath, longer and broader than the thorax. Legs short, testaceous; femora, sometimes darker. Wings whitish, ample; veins and stigma testaceous, the former in structure like those of Crematogaster castaneusHNS. Length of the body 4 lines; of the wings 8 lines.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: Holotype of Crematogaster pellens: casent0902125

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