Carebara termitolestes

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Carebara termitolestes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. termitolestes
Binomial name
Carebara termitolestes
(Wheeler, W.M., 1918)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (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.

  • termitolestes. Paedalgus termitolestes Wheeler, W.M. 1918c: 301, fig. 5 (w.l.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1954a: 143 (l.). Combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235. See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 177; Bolton & Belshaw, 1993: 189.



  • Bolton, B.; Belshaw, R. 1993. Taxonomy and biology of the supposedly lestobiotic ant genus Paedalgus (Hym.: Formicidae). Syst. Entomol. 18: 181-189 (page 189, see also)
  • Fernández, F. 2004a. The American species of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood (Hymentoptera: Formicidae). Caldasia 26(1): 191-238 (page 235, new combination in Carebara)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1954a [1953]. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Pheidologetini. Psyche (Camb.) 60: 129-147 (page 143, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1918c. A study of some ant larvae, with a consideration of the origin and meaning of the social habit among insects. Proc. Am. Philos. Soc. 57: 293-343 (page 301, fig. 5 worker, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 177, see also)