Apterostigma mayri

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Apterostigma mayri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Apterostigma
Species: A. mayri
Binomial name
Apterostigma mayri
Forel, 1893

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • mayri. Apterostigma mayri Forel, 1893e: 604 (w.) TRINIDAD.
    • Wheeler, G.C. 1949: 668 (l.).
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1905b: 129; Wheeler, W.M. 1911h: 208 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 11; Wheeler, W.M. 1922c: 13; Emery, 1924d: 338; Weber, 1937: 388; Weber, 1938b: 166; Weber, 1941b: 115; Weber, 1945: 34; Weber, 1946b: 136; Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 257; Fernández & Serna, 2019: 839.
    • Senior synonym of abdita: Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • Senior synonym of discrepans: Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • Senior synonym of pallidum: Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • Senior synonym of zip: Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • [Note: member of unresolved pilosum-complex: Lattke, 1997: 165.]
  • abdita. Apterostigma abdita Mann, 1922: 50, fig. 22 (w.q.) HONDURAS.
    • Junior synonym of mayri: Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • [Note: member of unresolved pilosum-complex: Lattke, 1997: 165.]
  • discrepans. Apterostigma mayri var. discrepans Forel, 1912e: 190 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL (Santa Catarina).
    • Subspecies of mayri: Santschi, 1923d: 67; Emery, 1924d: 338; Borgmeier, 1927c: 124.
    • Junior synonym of mayri: Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • [Note: member of unresolved pilosum-complex: Lattke, 1997: 165.]
  • pallidum. Apterostigma mayri var. pallidum Weber, 1937: 388 (w.q.) TRINIDAD.
    • Subspecies of mayri: Weber, 1938b: 168; Weber, 1945: 36.
    • Junior synonym of mayri: Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • [Note: member of unresolved pilosum-complex: Lattke, 1997: 165.]
  • zip. Apterostigma mayri subsp. zip Weber, 1938b: 166, figs. 13, 16 (w.q.m.) BOLIVIA.
    • Junior synonym of mayri: Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74.
    • [Note: member of unresolved pilosum-complex: Lattke, 1997: 165.]

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 24, karyotype = 24M (Panama) (Murakami et al., 1998).

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 74, catalogue)
  • Forel, A. 1893h. Note sur les Attini. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 37: 586-607 (page 604, worker described)
  • Lattke, J. E. 1997. Revisión del género Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arq. Zool. (São Paulo) 34: 121-221 (page 165, Member of unresolved pilosum-complex)
  • Murakami, T.; Fujiwara, A.; Yoshida, M. C. 1999. Cytogenetics of ten ant species of the tribe Attini (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Chromosome Science 2(3): 135-139 (page 135-139, Karyotype described)
  • Weber, N. A. 1958d. Synonymies and types of Apterostigma (Hym: Formicidae). Entomol. News 69: 243-251 (page 248, senior synonym of abdita, discrepans, pallidum and zip)
  • Wheeler, G. C. 1949 [1948]. The larvae of the fungus-growing ants. Am. Midl. Nat. 40: 664-689 (page 668, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Branstetter M. G. and L. Sáenz. 2012. Las hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Guatemala. Pp. 221-268 in: Cano E. B. and J. C. Schuster. (eds.) 2012. Biodiversidad de Guatemala. Volumen 2. Guatemala: Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, iv + 328 pp
  • Fernandes, P.R. XXXX. Los hormigas del suelo en Mexico: Diversidad, distribucion e importancia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Forel A. 1912. Formicides néotropiques. Part II. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae Lep. (Attini, Dacetii, Cryptocerini). Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 19: 179-209.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Kusnezov N. 1953. La fauna mirmecológica de Bolivia. Folia Universitaria. Cochabamba 6: 211-229.
  • Lutinski J. A., B. C. Lopes, and A. B. B.de Morais. 2013. Diversidade de formigas urbanas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de dez cidades do sul do Brasil. Biota Neotrop. 13(3): 332-342.
  • Maes, J.-M. and W.P. MacKay. 1993. Catalogo de las hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Nicaragua. Revista Nicaraguense de Entomologia 23.
  • Mann W. M. 1922. Ants from Honduras and Guatemala. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 61: 1-54.
  • Mayhe-Nunes A. J., and K. Jaffe. 1998. On the biogeography of attini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ecotropicos 11(1): 45-54.
  • Santschi F. 1923. Pheidole et quelques autres fourmis néotropiques. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 63: 45-69.
  • Ulyssea M.A., C. E. Cereto, F. B. Rosumek, R. R. Silva, and B. C. Lopes. 2011. Updated list of ant species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) recorded in Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil, with a discussion of research advances and priorities. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 55(4): 603-–611.
  • Vásquez-Bolaños M. 2011. Lista de especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) para México. Dugesiana 18: 95-133
  • Weber N. A. 1937. The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part l. New forms. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 7: 378-409.
  • Weber N. A. 1938. The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part IV. Additional new forms. Part V. The Attini of Bolivia. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 9: 154-206.
  • Weber N. A. 1941. The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part VII. The Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone, species. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 12: 93-130.
  • Weber N. A. 1945. The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part VIII. The Trinidad, B. W. I., species. Revista de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro) 16: 1-88.
  • Weber N. A. 1946. The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part IX. The British Guiana species. Revista de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro) 17: 114-172.
  • Weber N. A. 1958. Synonymies and types of Apterostigma (Hym: Formicidae). Entomological News 69: 243-251.
  • Wheeler G. C. 1949. The larvae of the fungus-growing ants. Am. Midl. Nat. 40: 664-689.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1905. The ants of the Bahamas, with a list of the known West Indian species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 21: 79-135.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1916. Ants collected in British Guiana by the expedition of the American Museum of Natural History during 1911. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 35: 1-14.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. The ants of Trinidad. American Museum Novitates 45: 1-16.
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