Proceratium kepingmai

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Proceratium kepingmai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Proceratiinae
Tribe: Proceratiini
Genus: Proceratium
Species: P. kepingmai
Binomial name
Proceratium kepingmai
Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2018

Both known specimens of this species were collected in secondary mixed evergreen broad-leaved forest of relatively advanced age, as indicated by the presence of large trees. The paratype was collected within the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve (Yu et al. 2001, Bruelheide et al. 2011, Staab 2014), one of the larger remaining fragments of subtropical broad-leaved forest in southeast China. The forest at this locality (the type locality is a similar but much smaller forest fragment) is on sloped land and rich in plant species; more than 250 woody species have been recorded on about 8000 ha. Approximately 50% of the woody species are deciduous but the tree layer is dominated by evergreen species including Castanopsis eyrei (Fagaceae) (Champ. ex Benth.) Tutch., Cyclobalanopsis glauca (Fagaceae) (Thunb.) Oerst., Machilus thunbergii (Lauraceae) Sieb. et Zucc., and Schima superba (Theaceae) Gardn. et Champ. No direct observations of biology and natural history are available for P. kepingmai.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • kepingmai. Proceratium kepingmai Staab, Xu & Hita Garcia, 2018: 157, figs. 5B, 7A, 7C, 12, 13, 24 (w.) CHINA.

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