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Species: Proceratium croceum   (Roger, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera crocea Roger, 1860 PDF: 288 (q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1895d PDF: 265 (w.); Smith, 1930b PDF: 390 (m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1952a PDF: 135 (l.).
Combination in Sysphingta: Mayr, 1866a PDF: 501; in Proceratium: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 437.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:



Habitat: Dry-mesic to mesic oak woodland and forest. Nests in soil or in soft decomposed wood or red duff inside the base of a tree trunk or fallen log.

Natural History: Poorly known, thought to be like that of P. pergandei.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in sweet bay bog in mixed mesic forest, 2 times found in mixed mesic forest, 2 times found in open maritime forest, 2 times found in seepage area in mixed mesic forest, 1 times found in litter in deciduous forest, 1 times found in mixed forest near estuary, 1 times found in pine-oak-cedar woods near Jackson Prairie remnant, 1 times found in pine/hardwood forest, 0 times found in rotten stump, 1 times found in Sandhill, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in pine log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times blacklight trap, 2 times general collecting, 2 times malaise trap, 0 times Berlese funnel, 1 times blacklight and mercury vapor lamp.

Type specimens: type of Ponera crocea: focol0927

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