Carebara majeri

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Carebara majeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. majeri
Binomial name
Carebara majeri
Fernández, 2004

Nothing is known about the biology of Carebara majeri.

Identification

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.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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.

Description

Worker

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.

Type Material

Holotype worker. BRAZIL. Pará: Trombetas, 1 ago 1992, J.D. Majer No. 1408, deposited in CEPLAC (No. 4552).

Etymology

This species is named in honor of Dr. Jonathan D. Majer, collector of the type and Australian myrmecologist.

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