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Friday, October 23, 2009


Crematogaster the acrobat ant. Crematogaster are a genus of pungent smelly ants most of which are aboreal. Many species of this genus weave a nest of paper-like silk but some live in the trunk and branches of trees. Many species of Crematogaster from this region (South Asia) are polymorphic while most are monomorphic. Some of the species especially the larger species are pungent smelling.

Crematogaster inflata. This species of the Crematogaster genus have enlarged metapleural gland filled with a defensive liquid that the ant releases when attacked. 

Crematogaster inflata is monomorphic.

black species of Crematogaster
A black species of Crematogaster. This species is polymorphic.

A black species of Crematogaster.

A black species of Crematogaster.

A black species of Crematogaster.

A black species of Crematogaster.

A brown species of Crematogaster of about the same size as the first black species above.
A Crematogaster major worker.

The three morphological expression in the worker caste. The major worker, the median worker and the minor worker.

A Crematogaster nest on a bamboo tree.

A tiny species of Crematogster and the larger cousin sp2 (right).


A small Crematogaster worker with an egg.

A small black species.

This species is monomorphic.


Workers of  Crematogaster s(09).


See also:
Crematogaster sp(10)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
Suborder: Apocrita 7400
Infraorder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Crematogastrini 144004
Genus: Crematogaster 29040
Subgenus: Crematogaster 200574

Last Updated: 2017 01 17
First Posted: 2009 10 23
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