Carebara lignata

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Carebara lignata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. lignata
Binomial name
Carebara lignata
Westwood, 1840

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India, Nepal.
Palaearctic Region: China.

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

  • lignata. Carebara lignata Westwood, 1840b: 86, pl. 2, fig. 6 (q.) INDONESIA (Java). Emery, 1889b: 505 (w.m.); Forel, 1903a: 691 (w.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1954a: 142 (l.). See also: Bingham, 1903: 151.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 151, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1889c. Formiche di Birmania e del Tenasserim raccolte da Leonardo Fea (1885-87). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 27[=(2)(7): 485-512 (page 505, worker, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1903a. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part X. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 14: 679-715 (page 691, worker, male described)
  • Westwood, J. O. 1840b. Observations on the genus Typhlopone, with descriptions of several exotic species of ants. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 6: 81-89 (page 86, pl. 2, fig. 6 queen described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1954a [1953]. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Pheidologetini. Psyche (Camb.) 60: 129-147 (page 142, larva described)