Apterostigma robustum

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Apterostigma robustum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Apterostigma
Species: A. robustum
Binomial name
Apterostigma robustum
Emery, 1896

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica (type locality), French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Peru, Suriname.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • robustum. Apterostigma robustum Emery, 1896g: 98, pl. 1, fig. 17 (w.) COSTA RICA.
    • Lattke, 1997: 168 (m.).
    • Status as species: Forel, 1899c: 38; Wheeler, W.M. 1911h: 208 (in key); Emery, 1924d: 338; Weber, 1938b: 170; Weber, 1958c: 249; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 167 (redescription); Guénard & Economo, 2015: 227; Fernández & Serna, 2019: 839.
    • Senior synonym of amiae: Weber, 1958c: 249; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 167.
    • Senior synonym of branneri: Weber, 1958c: 249; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 167.
    • Senior synonym of constrictum: Weber, 1958c: 250; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 167.
    • Senior synonym of tic: Weber, 1958c: 250; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 167.
  • amiae. Apterostigma amiae Weber, 1937: 391 (w.) GUYANA.
    • Status as species: Weber, 1946b: 132.
    • Junior synonym of robustum: Weber, 1958c: 249; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 167.
  • branneri. Apterostigma branneri Mann, 1916: 456, pl. 5, fig. 37 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL (Rondônia).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1924d: 338; Borgmeier, 1927c: 124.
    • Junior synonym of robustum: Weber, 1958c: 249; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 167.
  • constrictum. Apterostigma robustum subsp. constrictum Weber, 1938b: 173 (w.q.m.) BOLIVIA.
    • Junior synonym of robustum: Weber, 1958c: 250; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 167.
  • tic. Apterostigma robustum subsp. tic Weber, 1938b: 170, fig. 7 (w.q.m.) COSTA RICA.
    • Junior synonym of robustum: Weber, 1958c: 250; Kempf, 1972a: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 167.

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)
  • Emery, C. 1896g. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XVII-XXV. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 28: 33-107 (page 98, pl. 1, fig. 17 worker described)
  • Lattke, J. E. 1997. Revisión del género Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arq. Zool. (São Paulo) 34: 121-221 (page 167, see also)
  • Weber, N. A. 1958d. Synonymies and types of Apterostigma (Hym: Formicidae). Entomol. News 69: 243-251 (page 249, senior synonym of amiae, branneri, constrictum, jubatum, and tic.)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1896. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XVII-XXV. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 28: 33-107.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • 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.
  • Lattke J. E. 1997. Revisión del género Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arquivos do Instituto Biológico (São Paulo) 34: 121-221
  • Longino J. T. 2013. Ants of Honduras. Consulted on 18 Jan 2013. https://sites.google.com/site/longinollama/reports/ants-of-honduras
  • Longino J. T. 2013. Ants of Nicargua. Consulted on 18 Jan 2013. https://sites.google.com/site/longinollama/reports/ants-of-nicaragua
  • Longino J. T., and R. K. Colwell. 2011. Density compensation, species composition, and richness of ants on a neotropical elevational gradient. Ecosphere 2(3): 16pp.
  • Mayhe-Nunes A. J., and K. Jaffe. 1998. On the biogeography of attini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ecotropicos 11(1): 45-54.
  • Pires de Prado L., R. M. Feitosa, S. Pinzon Triana, J. A. Munoz Gutierrez, G. X. Rousseau, R. Alves Silva, G. M. Siqueira, C. L. Caldas dos Santos, F. Veras Silva, T. Sanches Ranzani da Silva, A. Casadei-Ferreira, R. Rosa da Silva, and J. Andrade-Silva. 2019. An overview of the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the state of Maranhao, Brazil. Pap. Avulsos Zool. 59: e20195938.
  • 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. 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.