Apterostigma collare

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

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia, Costa Rica (type locality), Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Nesting Habits

Incipient nest built with fungal mycelia. Usually found on the underside of leaves. Founding queen is seen outside. From Costa Rica. Photo by Christian Peeters.



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

  • collare. Apterostigma collare Emery, 1896g: 99, pl. 1, fig. 18 (w.q.) COSTA RICA. Forel, 1899c: 38 (m.). See also: Lattke, 1997: 147.



  • Black, R.W. 1987. The biology of leaf nesting ants in a tropical wet forest. Biotropica 19: 319-325. (nest of A. collare described)
  • 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 99, pl. 1, fig. 18 worker, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1899d. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 25-56 (page 38, male described)
  • Lattke, J. E. 1997. Revisión del género Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arq. Zool. (São Paulo) 34: 121-221 (page 147, see also)