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Species: Carebara affinis   (Jerdon, 1851) 

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See Also:

Carebara affinis javana, Carebara affinis minor, Carebara affinis spinosior, Carebara affinis sumatrensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Oecodoma affinis Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 110 (s.w.) INDIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Pheidologeton bellicosa, Pheidologeton laboriosa (and its junior synonym Pheidologeton calida): Emery, 1893g PDF: 206; of Pheidologeton australis, Pheidologeton mjobergi: Taylor, 1991b PDF: 608.
See also: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 164.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Rubber plantation, 9 times found in rain forest, 7 times found in 2nd Generation Rubber plantation, 9 times found in Rainforest, 5 times found in Young rain forest, 2 times found in Botanical garden rubber plantation, 3 times found in lowland wet forest, 3 times found in limestone rain forest, 3 times found in Rainforest edge, 1 times found in oil palm plantation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times Foraging column in camp, partially covered in camp, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times under stone, 1 times nocturnal; foragers, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times nest under rotten log, 1 times Nest on bark, 1 times Megapode litter, wet season, 1 times leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times m2 Winkler sifting, 15 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 3 times direct collection, 2 times Winkler, 1 times pitfall, litter, 1 times Random coll. Winkler sifting,, 1 times search, 1 times Hand Collected.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1828 meters, 518 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Solenopsis calida: casent0901423; syntype of Solenopsis laboriosa: casent0901419, casent0901420

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