Crematogaster levior

Longino, J. T., 2003, The Crematogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae) of Costa Rica., Zootaxa 151, pp. 1-150: 132-133

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Crematogaster levior


Crematogaster levior  HNS  NEW SPECIES

Crematogaster limata r. parabiotica Forel  HNS  (part): Forel, 1904b:683.

Crematogaster limata subsp. parabiotica var. levior Forel  HNS  , 1911b:274. Worker: Brazil, Amazonas (H. W. Bates) [ MHNG, ZSMC]  (examined). Unavailable name.

Crematogaster parabiotica Forel  HNS  (part): Wheeler, W.M. 1921a; Wheeler, W.M. and Darlington, 1930:109.

Crematogaster cf. limata parabiotica Forel  HNS  (part): Davidson 1988, Seidel et al. 1990, Davidson et al. 1990.

Holotype worker

Brazil, Amazonas (H. W. Bates) [ ZSMC]. There are two workers on one card. The holotype has been indicated with a black arrow drawn on the card.


Amazonian portions of Brazil, Guianas, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia.

Description of worker

Pronotal dorsum almost entirely smooth and shiny, with no trace of carinulae, or with faint traces along anterolateral margins; other characters as in carinata  HNS  .


Holotype: HL 0.587, [HW, HC not visible], SL 0.586, EL 0.142, WL 0.672, SPL 0.130, PTH 0.141, PTL 0.201, PTW 0.152, PPL 0.145, PPW 0.147, OI 24, SI 100, PTHI 70, PTWI 76, PPI 101, SPI 19.


Crematogaster levior  HNS  occurs in lowland wet forest habitats, where it cohabits large ant gardens with Camponotus femoratus  HNS  . See carinata  HNS  .


Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle


Germany, Muenchen [= Munich], Zoologische Staatssammlung