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Natural History: P.pergandei reportedly feeds exclusively on spider and other arthropod eggs, which it manipulates up to its mouthparts with the anteroventrally projecting abdominal apex and protruded sting (Stefan Cover, unpublished).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in litter- bamboo thicket in bottomland hardwood forest, 2 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in litter at base of rotting pine stump on ridge in mixed forest, 1 times found in mesic campground, 1 times found in mesic forest, 1 times found in mixed flatwoods, 1 times found in base of Pinus sp., 1 times found in mixed pine/hardwood forest, 1 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 1 times found in oak maple woodland, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times log-leaf litter, 1 times litter foragers, 1 times litter.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Berlese, 4 times Berlese funnel, 3 times malaise trap, 2 times general collecting, 1 times malaise trap in mature sand, 1 times pitfall, 0 times pitfall traps, 1 times Winkler, 1 times hand collected, 1 times Lindgren funnel trap baited with typosan and alpha-pinene.
Elevations: collected from 394 - 540 meters, 467 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Proceratium pergandei: casent0903855