A new species of the genus Carebara Westwood, 1840 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmecinae) inhabits a cave in Thailand

W. Jaitrong, Thailand Natural History Museum, National Science Museum, Technopolis, Khlong 5, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, 12120 Thailand, P. Pitaktunsakul, S. Jantarit, Department of General Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Kanchanaburi Rajabhat University, Kanchanaburi, 71190 Thailand, Excellence Center for Biodiversity of Peninsular Thailand (CBIPT), Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110, Thailand
2021 Far Eastern entomologist  
A new species Carebara panhai Jaitrong, Pitaktunsakul et Jantarit, sp. n., closely related to C. pygmaea (Emery, 1887), is described from Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand based on the worker caste. The new species is easily distinguished from the closely related species (C. rubra (F. Smith, 1860), C. transversalis (F. Smith, 1860) and C. pygmaea) by the presence of erect hairs on the dorsum of body. New species was found nesting in the twilight zone of a cave. The major and minor workers of C.
more » ... minor workers of C. pygmaea are described and illustrated also.
doi:10.25221/fee.425.2 fatcat:st24up7fwrhcfip6dizi55lhay