Carebara audita

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Carebara audita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. audita
Binomial name
Carebara audita
Fernández, 2004

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Specimen Labels

The type material was collected from a forest litter sample.

Identification

Fernández (2004) - A member of the Carebara escherichi species complex. Readily recognized by the concavity between the clypeal carinae, two hairs in the head and petiolar peduncle larger than other species in the group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • audita. Carebara audita Fernández, 2004a: 230, figs. 8A-C, 12 (w.) COLOMBIA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype (Paratypes n=2): HW 0.28 (0.29–0.31); HL 0.35 (0.35-0.36); SL 0.20 (0.18); PW 0.19 (0.21); WL 0.28 (0.29-0.30); GL 0.33 (0.32-0.38); TL 1.16 (1.20-1.30); CI 80 (83-86); SI 71 (61-62).

As Carebara inca with the following differences:

A longitudinal and less narrow stripe, subopaque. Anterior margin of clypeus clearly concave between the carinae. Eyes reduced to 4 ommatidia. Lamellar metapleural lobe wide; petiolar peduncle longer; dorsum of head densely sculptured with very small, shallow foveolate punctures, broadly separated; dorsum of promesonotum with dense and strong reticulation, including propodeal slope. Scapes, dorsum of head, promesonotum and legs with appressed to feebly curved pubescence, denser on head. Body nearly naked of long hairs, with only a few (about 0.05 mm) distributed as follows: six in the clypeal area; two on each frontal lobe; two on head dorsum, each near the occipital corner, about 12 on promesonotum, two dorsal on the propodeum, none on legs; two on petiole, about six on the postpetiole, few on first tergal dorsum. Body yellowish brown, gaster darker.

Type Material

Holotype worker. COLOMBIA. Nariño: Orito, Kofán Territory, 700 m, 20 Sep 1998, Winkler trap in forest litter, E. L. González, leg., deposited in Humboldt Institute. Paratypes. 4 workers, same data as type, The Natural History Museum, IAvH, Museum of Comparative Zoology and Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo.

Etymology

Named in honor of my partner, Claudia Martínez for her love, friendship, patience and many hours of company in the long hours of taxonomic work.

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