Carebara melasolena

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Carebara melasolena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. melasolena
Binomial name
Carebara melasolena
(Zhou & Zheng, 1997)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Carebara melasolena has been collected from leaf litter in primary forest.



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • melasolena. Pheidologeton melasolenus Zhou & Zheng, 1997b: 163, figs. 1-3 (s.w.) CHINA (Guangxi).
    • Combination in Carebara: Fischer, et al. 2014: 72.
    • Status as species: Zhou, 2001b: 91; Zhang, W. & Zheng, 2002: 219; Zhou, Zhao & Jia, 2006: 871 (in key); Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 51; Liu, C., Guénard, et al. 2015: 30.



  • 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.
  • Liu, C.; Guénard, B.; Hita Garcia, F.; Yamane, S.; Blanchard, B.; Yang, D.-R.; Economo, E. 2015. New records of ant species from Yunnan, China. ZooKeys 477:17-78.
  • Zhou, S.; Zheng, Z. 1997b. A taxonomic study on the ant genus Pheidologeton Mayr in Guangxi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zool. Res. 18(2): 163-170 (page 163, figs. 1-3 soldier, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fellowes J. R., M. W. N. Lau, D. Dudgeon, G. T. Reels, G. W. J. Ades, G. J. Carey, B. P. L. Chan, R. C. Kendrick, L. K. Shing, M. R. Leven, K. D. P. Wilson, and Y. Y. Tung. 2002. Wild animals to watch: terrestrial and freshwater fauna of concervation concern in Hong Kong. Memoirs of the Hong Kong Natural History Society 25: 123-160.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Huang Jian-hua, and Zhou Shan-yi. 2007. Checklist of Family Formicidae of China - Myrmicinae (Part III). (Insecta; Hymenoptera). Journal of Guangxi normal University: Natural Science Edition 25(3): 88-96.
  • Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, 2001. Report of Rapid Biodiversity Assessments at Bawangling National Nature Reserve and Wangxia Limestone Forest, Western Hainan, 3 to 8 April 1998. South China Forest Biodiversity Survey Report Series (Online Simplified Version): No. 2. KFBG, Hong Kong SAR, ii + 28 pp.
  • Liu C, B. Guénard, F Hita Garcia, S. Yamane, B. Blanchard, and E. Economo. New records of ant species from Yunnan, China. Submitted to Zookeys
  • Skarbek C. J., M. Noack, H. Bruelheide, W. Hardtle, G. von Oheimb, T. Scholten, S. Seitz, M. Staab. 2019. A tale of scale: plot but not neighbourhood tree diversity increases leaf litter ant diversity. Journal of Animal Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13115
  • Zhou S. Y., S. Zhao, and F. L. Jia. 2006. A taxonomic study on the ant genus Pheidologeton Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae, Myrmicinae) from China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 31(4): 870-873
  • Zhou S.-Y., S. Zhao and F.-L. Jia. 2006. A taxonomic study on the ant genus Pheidologeton Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae, Myrimcinae) from China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 31(4): 870-873