Apterostigmadentigerum Wheeler, 1925

Mera-Rodríguez, Daniela, Serna, Francisco, Sosa-Calvo, Jeffrey, Lattke, John & Rabeling, Christian, 2020, A checklist of the non-leaf-cutting fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Colombia, with new biogeographic records, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1205-1227: 1211

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Apterostigmadentigerum Wheeler, 1925


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Material examined. COLOMBIA: Atlántico • 1 worker; Juan de Acosta; 10°46′2″N, 075°02′34″W; alt. 177–250 m; Feb.–May 2012; J. Castro, S. Royero leg.; UNAB 4362 GoogleMaps   ; Chocó • 2 workers; Lloró; 05°29′00″N, 076° 32′00″W; alt. 115 m; 12 Dec. 2001; Y. Palacios, O. Mena leg.; UNAB 4740 GoogleMaps   ; Chocó • 1 worker; Lloró; 05°29′00″N, 076°32′00″W; alt. 115 m; 04 May 2002; Y. Palacios, O. Mena leg.; UNAB 2230 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Frontal lobes in frontal view with strong angle or posterolateral lobe; lateral-ventral margin of frontal lobe sinusoidal: convex posteriorly and curved towards dorsum, without any ventral curvature; and pro- podeum in lateral view with anterodorsal profile long and gradually very convex, posteriorly shorter and more curved ( Lattke 1997).

Distribution. Apterostigmadentigerum   is widely distributed in Central and South America, its known distribution range extends from Honduras to Mato Grosso in central Brazil ( Lattke 1997; Mayhé-Nuñes and Jaffé 1998).