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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, 3 times found in rainforest edge, 4 times found in montane wet forest, 2 times found in CCL 400, 1 times found in La Selva, 2 times found in SSO 450m, 1 times found in forest/pasture edge, montane wet forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in recent clearing in rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times on low vegetation, 4 times beating veg., 1 times recent treefall, 1 times Inga TF, 2 times strays, 1 times recently felled Carapa guianensis, foragers, 1 times on recent branchfall, 1 times on foliage of Byttneria aculeata, plant #5, 1 times on branchfall Pentaclethra, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times Jul-Aug 1989., ...

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

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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