Nothing is known about the biology of Carebara pilosa.
Fernández (2004) - A member of the Carebara escherichi species complex. Very similar to Carebara brasiliana. C. pilosa has more hairs on the body, several long hairs on mid and hind tibiae, the clypeal carinae are straight, and the propodeal spiracle is higher.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- pilosa. Carebara pilosa Fernández, 2004a: 227, figs. 8D-E, 11 (w.) BRAZIL.
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Fernández (2004) - Holotype (Paratype): HW 0.31 (0.30); HL 0.38 (0.37); SL 0.21 (0.19); PW 0.18; WL 0.34 (0.32); GL 0.38 (0.35); TL 1.28; CI 82; SI 68.
As Carebara inca with the following differences:
Median portion of clypeus longitudinally bicarinate, the carinae with sides nearly parallel. A longitudinal and less narrow stripe, sub-opaque. Eyes reduced to 2 ommatidia. Propodeal spiracle lower, near and above the bullae of metapleural gland.; dorsum of promesonotum densely reticulated, as well as sloping face of propodeum. Dorsum of head with dense short curved pubescence, less on promesonotum, a little on legs, dorsum of petiole, and postpetiole; absent in first tergum. Long hairs (more than 0.063 mm) distributed as follows: about eight in the clypeal area; about 30 on head dorsum; about 16 on promesonotal dorsum (the most external 0.1 mm); two on propodeal dorsum; 6-8 on mid and hind tibiae; two long and four short on the petiole, two long and several short on the postpetiole, moderately abundant on tergal dorsum.
Holotype worker. BRAZIL. Nova Teutonia, 27°11’08”S 52°23’W, 300-500m, Ene 1957, F. Plaumann, deposited in Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo. Paratypes. BRAZIL. Nova Teutonia, 4 works, Mar 1971, F. Plaumann No. 7863; São Paulo: 2 workers, Juquitiba, 30 Oct 1960, W. W. Kempf No. 3627, The Natural History Museum, Humboldt Institute, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Instituto de Zoologia Agricola, MZSP and National Museum of Natural History.
- Fernández, F. 2004a. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymentoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia. 26(1):191-238. PDF (page 227, figs. 8D-E, 11 worker described)