Apterostigma pilosum

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Apterostigma pilosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Apterostigma
Species: A. pilosum
Binomial name
Apterostigma pilosum
Mayr, 1865

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Specimen Label

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Belize, Brazil (type locality), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • pilosum. Apterostigma pilosum Mayr, 1865: 113, pl. 4, fig. 35 (q.m.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro).
    • Mayr, 1887: 554 (w.).
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1887: 554; Emery, 1890a: 67; Emery, 1888c: 361; Dalla Torre, 1893: 149; Forel, 1895b: 137; Forel, 1899c: 37; Emery, 1906c: 167; Forel, 1907e: 3; Forel, 1908c: 354; Wheeler, W.M. 1911h: 208 (in key); Forel, 1912e: 190; Bruch, 1914: 217; Gallardo, 1916d: 319; Luederwaldt, 1918: 40; Emery, 1924d: 338; Borgmeier, 1927c: 124; Kusnezov, 1953b: 338; Weber, 1958c: 248; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Brandão, 1991: 327; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Wild, 2007b: 30; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 257.
    • [Note: unresolved pilosum-complex of Lattke, 1997: 165, contains the nominal taxa abdita, discrepans, mayri, moelleri, pallidum, pilosum, scutellare, tramitis, zip.]

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 74, catalogue)
  • Flores-Maldonado, K. Y.; Phillips, S. A., Jr.; Sánchez-Ramos, G. 1999. The myrmecofauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) along an altitudinal gradient in the Sierra Madre Oriental of northeastern Mexico. Southwest. Nat. 44: 457-461 (page 457, Record in Mexico)
  • Lattke, J. E. 1997. Revisión del género Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arq. Zool. (São Paulo) 34: 121-221 (page 165, Unresolved pilosum-complex, containing the nominal taxa abdita, discrepans, mayri, moelleri, pallidum, pilosum, scutellare, tramitis, zip)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 113, pl. 4, fig. 35 queen, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 554, worker described)

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