Carebara rubra

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Carebara rubra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. rubra
Binomial name
Carebara rubra
(Smith, F., 1860)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • rubra. Pheidole rubra Smith, F. 1860b: 111 (s.w.) INDONESIA (Batjan I.). Combination in Pheidologeton: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 464; in Carebara: Fischer, Azorsa & Fisher, 2014: 72. Senior synonym of rubrobrunea: Bolton, 1995b: 333.
  • rubrobrunea. Pheidole rubrobrunea Dalla Torre, 1892: 91. [Unnecessary replacement name for Pheidole rubra Smith, F. 1860b: 111, above.] Junior synonym of ruber: Bolton, 1995b: 333.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Pheidole rubra

Two syntypes worker major and three syntype worker minor in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Bac. 44.”



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 333, Junior synonym of ruber)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 464, Combination in Pheidologeton)
  • 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.
  • Smith, F. 1860b. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the islands of Bachian, Kaisaa, Amboyna, Gilolo, and at Dory in New Guinea. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 93-143 (page 111, soldier, worker described)