Carebara overbecki

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Carebara overbecki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. overbecki
Binomial name
Carebara overbecki
(Viehmeyer, 1916)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Singapore (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Life History Traits

  • Mean colony size: 400 (Moffet, 1986b; Beckers et al., 1989)
  • Foraging behaviour: trunk trail (Moffet, 1986b; Beckers et al., 1989)



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

  • overbecki. Oligomyrmex overbecki Viehmeyer, 1916a: 136, fig. 5 (s.w.m.) SINGAPORE.
    • Combination in O. (Oligomyrmex): Emery, 1924d: 218;
    • combination in Carebara: Fernández, 2004a: 235.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1924d: 218; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 157; Ettershank, 1966: 124; Moffett, 1986d: 107; Bolton, 1995b: 300.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Ettershank G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171.