The Ants of Africa
Genus Carebara
Carebara junodi Forel

Carebara junodi Forel

return to key queen - return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Carebara Junodi n. sp., Forel, 1904a: 154, queen - not on Antweb, November 2018; Forel, 1909b: 53, male; Forel, 1913b; 336, worker) Shilouvane, H Junod; all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Carebara junodi}Forel's (1904a) description of the queen is at {original description}. Forel's (1913b) description of the worker is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 252) gave a translation, this is at {original description}.

Forel (1909b) reducing it to the status of a subspecies of vidua (later revived by Santschi, 1914d: 364, in key) argued that the distinctive characters of the clypeus, head, etc. varied among individuals. Katange females had a gaster which was reddish but with straight brown bands across the junctions of the segmens, in the type of vidua the gaster is brown with straight basal yellow bands on the segments. The males were a little longer than vidua but with a stronger yellow gaster.

Santschi (1935a: 263), writing about a worker specimen from Zare, Lumbumbashi (then Elizabethville), collected by Dr Gerard, noted - this species has mandibles with the terminal border very oblique and armed with three teeth; the two apical teeth very strong and separated from the third by a longer interval; behind these the terminal border is also prolonged, sometimes with and sometimes without a denticle or two - hence the "four teeth" mentioned in his earlier key. By comparison with earlier specimens the antennal club is more slender, with the first segment as wide as long (as with arnoldi).

{Carebara junodi}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Carebara junodi}The photomontage is collated from
Collection Information: Specimen Code CASENT0010803; Locality Kenya: Rift Valley: Kajiado; Collection codes: JD149; Date: 30 Jul 1975; Collected by: J.Darlington

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