Carebara

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Carebara
Carebara longii casent0003192 profile 1.jpg
C. longii worker from the United States
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Carebara
Westwood, 1840
Type species
Carebara lignata[1]
Diversity[2]
c. 174 species
Synonyms

Aeromyrma Forel, 1891
Afroxyidris Belshaw & Bolton, 1994
Aneleus Emery, 1900
Crateropsis Patrizi, 1948
Erebomyrma Wheeler, 1903
Hendecatella Wheeler, 1927
Lecanomyrma Forel, 1913
Neoblepharidatta Sheela & Narendran, 1997
Nimbamyrma Bernard, 1953
Oligomyrmex Mayr, 1867
Paedalgus Forel, 1911
Parvimyrma Eguchi & Bui, 2007
Solenops Karavaiev, 1930
Spelaeomyrmex Wheeler, 1922
Sporocleptes Arnold, 1948

Carebara is a genus of ants in the subfamily Myrmicinae. It is one of the largest myrmicine genera with more than 174[2] species distributed worldwide in the tropics and the Afrotropical region. Many of them are very tiny cryptic soil and leaf litter inhabitants. They nest in rotten wood to which the bark is still adherent in the Afrotropical region, or may be lestobiotic nesting near other ant species. Little is known about the biology of the species.[3]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Carebara". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bolton, B. (2014). "Carebara". AntCat. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Aldawood, A.; Sharaf, M.; Taylor, B. (2011). "First record of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood, 1840 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Saudi Arabia with description of a new species, C. abuhurayri sp. n.". ZooKeys 92. doi:10.3897/zookeys.92.770.  edit
  • This article incorporates text from a scholarly publication published under a copyright license that allows anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute the materials in any form for any purpose: Aldawood, A.; Sharaf, M.; Taylor, B. (2011). "First record of the myrmicine ant genus Carebara Westwood, 1840 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Saudi Arabia with description of a new species, C. abuhurayri sp. n.". ZooKeys 92. doi:10.3897/zookeys.92.770.  edit Please check the source for the exact licensing terms.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Carebara at Wikimedia Commons