Carebara brasiliana

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

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Specimen Labels

Some of the type material was collected from a Camponotus rufipes nest.

Identification

Fernández (2004) - A member of the Carebara escherichi species complex. This species and Carebara pilosa have abundant standing hairs on promesonotum (more than 15), although C. brasiliana lacks standing hairs on legs (present in C. pilosa).

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (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.

  • brasiliana. Carebara brasiliana Fernández, 2004a: 227, fig. 11 (w.) BRAZIL.

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

Description

Worker

Holotype (Paratype): HW 0.30 (0.31); HL 0.35 (0.37); SL 0.19 (0.20); PW 0.18 (0.22); WL 0.30 (0.32); GL 0.38 (0.38); TL 1.23 (1.29); CI 86 (86); SI 63 (63).

As Carebara inca with the following differences:

Median portion of clypeus longitudinally bicarinate, the carinae diverging strongly anteriorly. A longitudinal and less narrow stripe, sub-opaque. Eyes reduced to 1 ommatidium. Propodeal spiracle lower nearly touching tangentially the bullae of metapleural gland. Dorsum of head densely sculptured with shallow foveolated punctures whose diameters are larger than the spaces separating them; dorsum of promesonotum densely reticulated, as well as sloping face of propodeum. Dorsum of head with dense short curved pubescence, less on promesonotum, a small amount on dorsum of petiole and postpetiole; absent in first tergum. Long hairs (more or less three times longer than short hairs) distributed as follows: six in the clypeal area; about eight on the vertexal border and occipital corner, about four rows of 4-5 on head dorsum; twelve on promesonotal dorsum; two on propodeal dorsum; two on the petiole, four on the postpetiole, several scattered on tergal dorsum; none on scapes or legs.

Type Material

Holotype worker. BRAZIL. São Paulo: Botucatu, 19 dic 1990, B. H. Dietz (deposited in Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo). Paratypes. BRAZIL. São Paulo: 1 worker, Botucatu, Rubiao Jn., 27.Ene.1991, in Camponotus rufipes nest, B. H. Dietz, leg.; idem, 4 workers, Barueri, 7 Ene 1968, K. Lenko col. No. 5135; idem, 2 w, Santana de Parnaíba, 7 Mar 1970, K. Lenko col. No. 5113; idem, 1 worker, Salesópolis, E. B. B., 5-7 Jul 1997, C.I. Yamamoto; idem, 1 worker, Juquituba, 30 Sep 1960, W. W. Kempf No. 3627; idem, 3 workers, Salesópolis, E. B. Boracéia, 2-6 May 1997, D. Agosti, C. R. F. Brandão & C. I. Yamamoto; idem,12-17 Jun 1997, B. H. Dietz & C. I. Yamamoto, deposited in The Natural History Museum, CEPLAC, Humboldt Institute, John T. Longino Collection, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Instituto de Zoologia Agricola, MZSP and National Museum of Natural History.

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