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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 3, pages 1-3. published April 2010

On the identity of Crematogaster schimmeri Forel, 1912 and the distribution of subgenus Decacrema in Asia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

SHINGO HOSOISHI* AND KAZUO OGATA

Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan

DOI: 10.20362/am.003001

© S. Hosoishi & K. Ogata

Abstract: Taxonomy of Crematogaster species is confounded by intra- and inter-specific variation. Although most recent taxonomic works on ants avoid subgenus classification, for Crematogaster we follow the traditional subgenus framework as a working hypothesis, a recognised approach to solving taxonomic problems in such a huge group.

Keywords: Crematogaster, Decacrema, Orthocrema, schimmeri, distribution

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