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Extant: 1 valid subspecies
|Current subspecies: nominal plus Carebara castanea augustata.|
Female. Length 8 1/2 lines. - Dark chestnut-brown, smooth, shining, and sparingly and delicately punctured. Head small and more strongly punctured than the thorax; a deeply impressed line in front of the anterior ocellus, extending to the base of the clypeus, which is smooth, shining and convex, with its anterior margin rounded; the mandibles punctate-striate, with four or five black acute teeth; the antennae and apical joints of the tarsi pale rufo-testaceous; the mesothorax with two central approxi- mating lines anteriorly, which terminate a little before the middle.of the disk, also a faintly impressed line opposite each tegula; wings smoky, nervures dark ferruginous. Abdomen large and ovate, the nodes of the petiole transverse, the anterior lateral angles of the second node acute.
Hab. Hong Kong.
Type specimens: Holotype of Carebara castanea: casent0902403