Nothing is known about the biology of Carebara majeri.
Fernández (2004) - A member of the Carebara escherichi species complex. This species is easily separated from any other by the poor number of long hairs, with only a very few on the body and none in promesonotum.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- majeri. Carebara majeri Fernández, 2004a: 231 (w.) BRAZIL.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype: HW 0.30; HL 0.34; SL 0.18; PW 0.21; WL 0.34; GL 0.32; TL 1.21; CI 90; SI 60.
As Carebara inca with the following differences:
A longitudinal and less narrow stripe, feebly smooth and shining. Eyes reduced to 4 ommatidia; lamellae of metapleural lobes low, short; dorsum of head densely sculptured with very small, shallow foveolate punctures, broadly separated; dorsum of promesonotum strigulate punctate, with feebly longitudinal strigulation, sloping face of propodeum densely reticulated. Scapes, dorsum of head, promesonotum and legs with appressed to feebly curved pubescence, denser on head. Body nearly naked of long hairs, with only a few (about 0.05 mm) distributed as follows: four in the clypeal area; none on promesonotum, two on propodeum, none on legs; two on petiole, two on the postpetiole, two on first tergal dorsum. Body dark brown, appendages lighter.
Holotype worker. BRAZIL. Pará: Trombetas, 1 ago 1992, J.D. Majer No. 1408, deposited in CEPLAC (No. 4552).
This species is named in honor of Dr. Jonathan D. Majer, collector of the type and Australian myrmecologist.