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Species: Procryptocerus impressus   Forel, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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

Taxonomic history

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, 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, 5 times found in rainforest, 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 mature rainforest, 1 times found in SSO 350m, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times beating veg., 3 times on low vegetation, 1 times Inga TF, 2 times strays, 1 times recent treefall, 1 times in recent branchfall, 1 times in fresh treefall, 1 times foragers, 1 times forager, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times ex dead twig Ficus, ...

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

Collect Date Range: collected between 1923-04-01 and 2015-07-13

Type specimens: Lectotype of Procryptocerus puncticeps impressus: casent0900226

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