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Species: Apterostigma calverti   Wheeler, 1911 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Apterostigma calverti Wheeler, 1911k PDF: 206 (w.q.) COSTA RICA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Lattke, 1997 PDF: 143.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica (type locality).


Natural History:

Apterostigma calverti inhabits lowland rainforest on the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica. Wheeler (1911) described this species from two nest series collected by Calvert in the "Banana River District" and Juan Vi–as. The former is presumably somewhere near the R’o Banano, just south of the port city of Lim—n. The latter is in Cartago province, at 1200m elevation on the old road from San JosŽ to the coast. Both nests were between bromeliad leaves 4m above the ground. Calvert was studying Odonata and I presume was searching phytotelmata for immatures. The ALAS project at La Selva Biological Station collected one worker from a canopy fogging sample.


The species is redescribed by Lattke (1997).


Lattke, J. E. 1997. Revisi—n del gŽnero Apterostigma Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arq. Zool. (S‹o Paulo) 34:121-221.

Wheeler, W. M. 1911. Three new ants from Mexico and Central America. Psyche (Cambridge) 18:203-208.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under epiphyte mats in treefalls, 1 times ALAS canopy fogging of Pentaclethra macroloba (Fabaceae).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times fogging, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 800 meters, 425 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1994-11-11 and 2008-03-03

Type specimens:

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