Carebara yanoi

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Carebara yanoi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. yanoi
Binomial name
Carebara yanoi
(Forel, 1912)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Carebara yanoi for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • yanoi. Pheidologeton yanoi Forel, 1912a: 57 (w.q.) TAIWAN. Forel, 1913f: 192 (m.). Combination in Carebara: Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 72. Senior synonym of dentiviris: Terayama, 2009: 156. See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1930a: 100.
  • dentiviris. Pheidologeton dentiviris Forel, 1913f: 192 (m.) TAIWAN. Santschi, 1937h: 372 (q.). Combination in Idrisella: Santschi, 1937h: 372; in Pheidologeton: Ettershank, 1966: 118; in Carebara: Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 71. Junior synonym of yanoi: Terayama, 2009: 156.

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

Description

Male

Wheeler (1930) - Length 7.5 mm.

Head small, broader than long, semicircularly rounded behind, with very convex eyes and ocelli. Mandibles small and narrow, two-toothed. Antennae less than half as long as the body; scapes more than twice as long as broad. Thorax broader than the head; epinotum shaped much as in the female, but without teeth. Petiolar node lower and less acute above in profile, the ventral surface of the peduncle unarmed. Postpetiole short, nearly three times as broad as long, with angulate anterior comers and subparallel sides, the latter not expanded below and sublamelliform as in the female. Gaster rather broadly elliptical, with large, spreading genital appendages. Wings short (7.8 mm.)

Shining; head and pedicel opaque, densely and finely punctate; thorax less densely punctate-aciculate; gaster somewhat coriaceous, with sparse, coarse, piligerous punctures.

Hairs and pubescence golden yellow, the former rather abundant, suberect on the body, much shorter, denser and more oblique on the appendages.

Black; mandibles, antennae, legs and genitalia brown. Wings rather strongly infuscated; veins and pterostigma resin-colored, with dark brown borders.

References

  • Fischer, G., Azorsa, F. & Fisher, B.L. 2014. The ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymenoptera, Formicidae): synonymisation of Pheidologeton Mayr under Carebara, establishment and revision of the C. polita species group. ZooKeys 438: 57–112.
  • Forel, A. 1912a. H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute. Formicidae (Hym.). Entomol. Mitt. 1: 45-61 (page 57, worker, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1913g. H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute: Formicidae II. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)79(6 6: 183-202 (page 192, male described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1930b. Formosan ants collected by Dr. R. Takahashi. Proc. N. Engl. Zool. Club 11: 93-106 (page 100, see also)