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Genus: Apterostigma   Mayr, 1865 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 44 valid species

Fossil: 2 valid species

Apterostigma Mayr, 1865 PDF: 111. Type-species: Apterostigma pilosum, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Apterostigma references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 149 (catalogue); Wheeler, 1911k PDF: 207 (species key); Emery, 1924f PDF: 337 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 23 (catalogue); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 326 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1048 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 74 (catalogue); Lattke, 1997 PDF: 121 (diagnosis, all species revision, key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 187 (brief male diagnosis); Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 837 (Colombia species key)

Taxon Page Images:

Apterostigma auriculatum fungus-growing ants are true agriculturalists. They subsist on a fungus they cultivate with bits of collected detritus. Panama; Laboratory colony at the University of Texas.
Image © Alex Wild. // Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

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