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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) laestrygon   Emery, 1869 

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Crematogaster laestrygon airensis, Crematogaster laestrygon atlantis, Crematogaster laestrygon canariensis, Crematogaster laestrygon diminuta, Crematogaster laestrygon granulata, Crematogaster laestrygon maura, Crematogaster laestrygon submaura, Crematogaster laestrygon surcoufi, Crematogaster laestrygon theryi, Crematogaster laestrygon vivax

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 10 valid subspecies

Crematogaster laestrygon Emery, 1869a PDF: 135 (w.) Attributed to Haliday. ITALY (Sicily). Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as laestrigon by De Stefani, 1889 PDF: 145, Karavaiev, 1927c PDF: 104, and others.].
Status as species: Emery, 1878: 59; Emery, 1880 PDF: 398; André, 1881c PDF: 77; Forel, 1909c PDF: 104; Santschi, 1910a PDF: 43; Santschi, 1915a PDF: 59; Emery, 1926 PDF: 2; Wheeler, 1927g PDF: 106; Grandi, 1935 PDF: 100; Santschi, 1936c PDF: 201; Santschi, 1937e PDF: 305; Santschi, 1939d PDF: 73; Finzi, 1940 PDF: 160; Bernard, 1945b PDF: 133; Bernard, 1956b PDF: 258; Ceballos, 1956: 303; Baroni Urbani, 1964b PDF: 43; Cagniant, 1964 PDF: 88; Cagniant, 1968a PDF: 143; Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969 PDF: 66; Cagniant, 1970a PDF: 417; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 78; Baroni Urbani, 1976b PDF: 211; Aktaç, 1977 PDF: 121; Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 82 (in key); Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 262; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 54; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 272 (in key); Hohmann et al., 1993: 148; Bolton, 1995b: 155; Mei, 1995 PDF: 762; Poldi et al., 1995: 4; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 331; Espadaler, 1997g PDF: 29; Cagniant, 2005 PDF: 11; Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 198; Petrov, 2006 PDF: 93 (in key); Karaman, 2008 PDF: 20 (in key); Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008 PDF: 138; Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 18; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 66 (see note in bibliography); Lebas et al., 2016: 270; Sharaf et al., 2019 10.3897/zookeys.898.37531 PDF: 64.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
    Asia: Yemen
    Europe: Italy, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Pinar, 3 times found in Descampado, 2 times found in dûnes littorales, 2 times found in Zone découverte avec quelques pierds de P. lentiscus, 1 times found in matorral d palmier nin, dans un Oued, 1 times found in matorral litoral, 1 times found in Parcelle découverte, 1 times found in arid habitat (Juncus sp, Typha sp, Phragmites australis), 1 times found in arid steppe (Thymus sp., Stipa tenacissima, Artemisia herba-alba), 1 times found in Ruderal borde carretera, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times Nest under stone, 1 times Forrajenado, 1 times nido tocón arbol borde camino, al lado del radar, 1 times Bajo piedra, 1 times Solitaria forrajeando, 1 times Nido bajo piedra, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Forrajeando, 1 times dead moss on river bank.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times Hand, 1 times Bait.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2197 meters, 585 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1869-12-31 and 2019-03-10

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster auberti laestrygon vaucheri: casent0912690; syntype of Crematogaster laestrygon: casent0904500; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Crematogaster auberti laestrygon normandi: casent0912691; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Crematogaster auberti laestrygon surcoufi: casent0912692; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Crematogaster auberti laestrygon vivax: casent0912693

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