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Species: Proceratium melinum   (Roger, 1860) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Ponera melina Roger, 1860 PDF: 291 (w.q.m.) EUROPE (not U.S.A.; see Baroni Urbani, 1977d: 91). Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Proceratium: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 438; in Sysphincta: Emery, 1895d PDF: 263; in Proceratium: Brown, 1958g PDF: 248.
Senior synonym of Proceratium europaea, Proceratium fialai, Proceratium rossica: Brown, 1958g PDF: 248.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
    Asia: Turkey
    Europe: Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

1 locality in Coastal SLO

Biology:

Steppe, rock steppe and urban. Subterranean, nests under rocks, occasionally forages in leaf litter or on the surface.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Tropical hardwood forest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 90 - 1030 meters, 325 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Sysphincta europaea rossica: casent0916809; syntype of Sysphingta europaea: casent0907204; type of Ponera melina: focol0933, focol0934; type of Sysphingta europaea: focol0929, focol0930, focol0931



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