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Species: Procryptocerus impressus   Forel, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Procryptocerus puncticeps r. impressus Forel, 1899d PDF: 47 (w.q.) PANAMA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Procryptocerus subpilosus: Kempf, 1963c PDF: 435.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Longino & Snelling, 2002 PDF: 17.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica, Panama.


Natural History:

This species inhabits primary rainforest, where workers are encountered on low vegetation and in treefalls. In Costa Rica, it is sympatric with the very similar P. paleatus and P. tortuguero.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in CCL 840M, 4 times found in montane wet forest, 2 times found in CCL 400, 3 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in La Selva, 2 times found in SSO 450m, 1 times found in recent clearing in rainforest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in SSO 350m, 1 times found in mature rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times beating veg., 2 times on low vegetation, 2 times strays, 1 times Inga TF, <1wk old treefall between lab clearing and River Station; strays. Domin times 3322-s, 1 times Stray on recent branchfall from Pentaclethra., 1 times Sep-Nov 1989., 1 times One-day old clearing of young second growth forest, parcel along STR several hun, 1 times on recent branchfall, 1 times on foliage of Byttneria aculeata, plant #5, 1 times Malaise trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 30 times Fogging, 9 times search, 4 times beating, 4 times Malaise, 1 times beating vegetation (3 hour period), 1 times baiting, 1 times beating vegetation (3 hours), 1 times Foggin, 1 times miniWinkler.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 970 meters, 132 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Procryptocerus puncticeps impressus: casent0900226

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