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Species: Proceratium pergandei   (Emery, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Sysphincta pergandei Emery, 1895d PDF: 264, pl. 8, fig. 4 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Smith, 1928b PDF: 242 (m.).
Combination in Proceratium: Brown, 1958g PDF: 248.


  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 an oak trunk or fallen log.

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manipulates up to its mouthparts with the anteroventrally projecting abdominal apex and protruded sting (Stefan Cover, unpublished).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in deciduous forest, 2 times found in litter- bamboo thicket in bottomland hardwood forest, 1 times found in Sand Pine Scrub, 1 times found in hardwood forest, 1 times found in Sand Pine Scrub with Oak, 1 times found in hardwood litter, 1 times found in in soil under mass in cedar woodland, 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, ...

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 hand collected, 1 times Lindgren funnel trap baited with typosan and alpha-pinene, 1 times malaise trap in mature sand, 1 times pitfall, 0 times pitfall traps, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 394 - 540 meters, 467 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Proceratium pergandei: casent0903855

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