Carebara striata

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Carebara striata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. striata
Binomial name
Carebara striata
(Xu, Z., 2003)

The type material was collected from secondary shrub vegetation.

Identification

Xu (2003) - Close to Carebara capreola, but mandible with 6 teeth, eyes present, propodeum protrudingly dentate, dorsum of gaster densely longitudinally striate.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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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.

  • striata. Oligomyrmex striatus Xu, 2003: 314, figs. 13-15 (s.) CHINA. Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2010: 202.

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

Description

Worker

Holotype soldier. TL 2.5, HL 0.78, HW 0.60, CI 77, SL 0.30, SI 50, PW 0.43, AL 0.75, PL 0.25, PH 0.23, DPW 0.28. Head longer than broad, roughly rectangular and moderately narrowed forward. Occipital margin moderately concave, occipital corners rounded. Lateral sides straight. Mandible with 6 teeth. Median portion of clypeus depressed longitudinally, bicarinate and divergent forward, anterior margin concave. Antenna 11 segments with a 2-segmented club, apex of scape reaching 3/7 of the distance from socket to occipital corner. Eye minute with 1 facet. In profile view, occiput with a pair of short triangular horns. Dorsum of head straight. Frontal lobes protruding. Promesonotum high and roundly convex. Promesonotal suture obsolete on the dorsum. Dorsum of mesonotum straight, suddenly down curved at posterior end. Metanotum present, narrow and acutely pointed backward. Mesometanotal groove impressed, metapropodeal groove present. Propodeum with a pair of strong teeth, dorsum concave and down sloping, declivity concave. Petiole pedunculate anteriorly, ventral face weakly depressed, anteroventral corner with an acute tooth, lateral side with a sharp horizontal ridge. Petiolar node triangular, anterior face slope, posterior face nearly vertical, dorsal face narrow and rounded. Postpetiolar node roundly convex and lightly lower than petiolar node, lateral side also with a sharp horizontal ridge. In dorsal view, petiolar node as broad as postpetiolar node, both with quite developed roundly convex lateral ridges.

Mandibles and median portion of clypeus smooth and shiny. Head longitudinally striate, occiput with reticulations. Dorsum of pronotum and postpetiole with reticulations. Mesonotum finely longitudinally striate. Lateral sides of alitrunk, declivity of propodeum and petiole finely densely punctate. Dorsum of gaster densely and longitudinally striate, ventral face smooth. Head and body with dense erect or suberect hairs and dense decumbent pubescences. Scapes and tibiae with dense decumbent pubescences. Body color yellow. Antennae and legs light yellow. Gaster yellowish brown. Apical segments of gaster behind the first one lost.

Workers: unknown.

Type Material

Holotype, soldier, No. A97-1925, 820 m, Nanqian Village, Shangyong Town, Mengla County, Yunnan Province, collected in secondary shrub vegetation by Dr. Xu Zheng-Hui on 15 Aug. 1997. Southwest Forestry University, Kunming, China

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