Apterostigma bolivianum

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Apterostigma bolivianum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Apterostigma
Species: A. bolivianum
Binomial name
Apterostigma bolivianum
Weber, 1938

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Eyes prominent (more than nine ommatidia along the shortest axis); frontal lobes in full-face view subquadrate; anterior margin of clypeus in full-face view concave, lacking shiny cuticular strip; neck lacking median carina; mandibles elongate; anterior margin of pronotum in dorsal view convex, with median emargination and no lateral thickening; and mesopleural ventral carina in lateral view well-developed, thick (Lattke 1997).

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Distribution

Mera-Rodriguez, et al. (2020) - A. bolivianum was only known from Amazonas, thus the new record from Antioquia Psuggests this species might be broadly distributed throughout the country (Fig. 1C) (Weber 1938; Kempf 1972; Fernández et al. 1996; Lattke 1997). Apterostigma bolivianum is also known from the following countries in northwestern South America: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 2.033333333° to -21°.

 
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Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
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Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia (type locality), Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela.

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.

  • bolivianum. Apterostigma bolivianum Weber, 1938b: 181, fig. 15 (w.q.) BOLIVIA.
    • Status as species: Weber, 1958c: 245; Kempf, 1972a: 23; Bolton, 1995b: 74; Lattke, 1997: 141 (redescription); Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 115.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Dias N. S., R. Zanetti, M. S. Santos, J. Louzada, and J. H. C. Delabie. 2008. Interaction between forest fragments and adjacent coffee and pasture agroecosystems: responses of the ant communities (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Iheringia, Sér. Zool., Porto Alegre, 98(1): 136-142.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • 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
  • 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.