Apterostigma auriculatum

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Apterostigma auriculatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Apterostigma
Species: A. auriculatum
Binomial name
Apterostigma auriculatum
Wheeler, W.M., 1925

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago (type locality), Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • auriculatum. Apterostigma auriculatum Wheeler, W.M. 1925a: 49 (w.q.) TRINIDAD. Senior synonym of demerarae, immobile: Weber, 1958c: 243; of billi, icta, petiolatum: Lattke, 1997: 139.
  • demerarae. Apterostigma auriculatum var. demerarae Wheeler, W.M. 1925a: 51 (w.q.m.) GUYANA. Junior synonym of auriculatum: Weber, 1958c: 243.
  • icta. Apterostigma wasmanni var. icta Weber, 1937: 393 (q.) TRINIDAD. Subspecies of auriculatum: Weber, 1958c: 244. Junior synonym of auriculatum: Lattke, 1997: 139.
  • billi. Apterostigma billi Weber, 1938b: 165, figs. 5, 17 (w.) BOLIVIA. Junior synonym of auriculatum: Lattke, 1997: 139.
  • petiolatum. Apterostigma wasmanni subsp. petiolatum Weber, 1938b: 175, fig. 10 (w.m.) BOLIVIA. Subspecies of auriculatum: Weber, 1958c: 244. Junior synonym of auriculatum: Lattke, 1997: 139.
  • immobile. Apterostigma immobile Weber, 1940a: 418 (w.m.) PANAMA. Junior synonym of auriculatum: Weber, 1958c: 243.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Lattke 1999. Figure 4. Helcium and anterodorsal gastral area of Apterostigma auriculatum and Myrmicocrypta buenzlii. a, dorsal view in A. auriculatum; b, lateral view in A. auriculatum; c, dorsal view in M. buenzlii; d, lateral view in M. buenzlii. he = helcium. 10 = anterodorsal lobe.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 74, catalogue)
  • Lattke, J. E. 1997. Revisión del género Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arq. Zool. (São Paulo) 34: 121-221 (page 139, Senior synonym of billi, icta and petiolatum)
  • Weber, N. A. 1958d. Synonymies and types of Apterostigma (Hym: Formicidae). Entomol. News 69: 243-251 (page 243, senior synonym of demerarae and immobile)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1925a. Neotropical ants in the collections of the Royal Museum of Stockholm. Ark. Zool. 17A(8 8: 1-55 (page 49, worker, queen described)