Crematogaster mancocapaci

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

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Crematogaster mancocapaci


Crematogaster mancocapaci   HNS   NEW STATUS

Crematogaster brevispinosa   HNS   [misspelled here as brevispina   HNS   ] st. mancocapaci Santschi   HNS   , 1911:280 [Also described as new by Santschi, 1913:38.]. Syntype worker, queen, male: Ecuador, Chillacocha, 3900m , 1905 (Rivet) [ NHMB, MHNG]   (examined). Emery, 1922:134: combination in C. (Orthocrema)   HNS   .

This is a distinctive species, perhaps near crucis   HNS   . Workers are as large or larger than limata   HNS   , with long flexuous setae, but the setae are sparse, a pair on the face, a few pairs on the mesosoma; fourth abdominal tergite covered with long, sparse, fully appressed pubescence, such that if it were suberect and more dense it would be like crucis   HNS   ; the propodeal spines are similarly short and upturned, and there is a strong anteroventral petiolar tooth; antenna with 3-segmented club; postpetiole broad and slightly sulcate.


Switzerland, Basel, Naturhistorisches Museum


Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle