First record of Carebara oertzeni Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the European part of Turkey with worker description

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:C. Karaman, Kiran K.
Journal:Turkish Journal of Zoology
Date Published:17/07/2017
Keywords:alpha taxonomy, Carebara oertzeni, Formicidae, Palearctic region, Turkey, worker description

Carebara oertzeni Forel is recorded from the European part of Turkey for the first time based on queens, a male, and workers.
The hitherto unknown worker caste of C. oertzeni is recorded and described for the first time. Our queen and male specimens have
some differences from the typical C. oertzeni specimens. The differences are the sculpture on the anterior half of head, on the pronotum,
and the area between the metanotal teeth, larger head measurements and some body ratios in queen; head measurements, 4-toothed
mandibles, scape measurements, ratio of scape and 2nd funicular segment, and hair density on head dorsum in male. Moreover, some
biological notes for the species are given.

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