Apterostigma ierense

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Apterostigma ierense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Apterostigma
Species: A. ierense
Binomial name
Apterostigma ierense
Weber, 1937

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago (type locality).

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.

  • fitzgeraldi. Apterostigma fitzgeraldi Weber, 1937: 393 (w.) TRINIDAD. Junior synonym of ierense: Weber, 1958c: 247.
  • ierense. Apterostigma ierense Weber, 1937: 387, fig. 4 (w.q.m.) TRINIDAD. Senior synonym of fitzgeraldi: Weber, 1958c: 247; of gibbum: Lattke, 1997: 156.
  • gibbum. Apterostigma gibbum Weber, 1938b: 162, fig. 18 (w.q.m.) BOLIVIA. Junior synonym of ierense: Lattke, 1997: 156.



  • 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 156, Senior synonym of gibbum)
  • Weber, N. A. 1937. The biology of the fungus-growing ants. Part l. New forms. Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 7: 378-409 (page 387, fig. 4 worker, queen, male described)
  • Weber, N. A. 1958d. Synonymies and types of Apterostigma (Hym: Formicidae). Entomol. News 69: 243-251 (page 247, senior synonym of fitzgeraldi)