Procryptocerus convergens

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Procryptocerus convergens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Procryptocerus
Species: P. convergens
Binomial name
Procryptocerus convergens
(Mayr, 1887)

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Specimen labels


Schmid et al. (2014) found this ant nesting in infructescences (the stem and remains of buds and fruits above the level of the water reservoir in the rosette) of the bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis on Santa Catarina Island, Brazil.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • convergens. Cataulacus convergens Mayr, 1887: 564 (w.m.; not q., see Kempf, 1951: 97) BRAZIL. Kempf, 1957: 399 (q.). Combination in Procryptocerus: Emery, 1888c: 362. Subspecies of striatus: Emery, 1894c: 197; Forel, 1912e: 207; Santschi, 1933e: 117. Revived status as species and senior synonym of odiosa: Kempf, 1951: 95.
  • odiosa. Procryptocerus striatus var. odiosa Forel, 1912e: 206 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of convergens: Kempf, 1951: 95.



  • Emery, C. 1888c [1887]. Formiche della provincia di Rio Grande do Sûl nel Brasile, raccolte dal dott. Hermann von Ihering. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 19: 352-366 (page 362, Combination in Procryptocerus)
  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 197, Subspecies of striatus)
  • Forel, A. 1912f. Formicides néotropiques. Part II. 3me sous-famille Myrmicinae Lep. (Attini, Dacetii, Cryptocerini). Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 19: 179-209 (page 207, Subspecies of striatus)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22: 1-244 (page 95, Revived status as species, and senior synonym of odiosa)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1957. Sôbre algumas espécies de Procryptocerus com a descriça~o duma espécie nova (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Biol. 17: 395-404 (page 399, queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1887. Südamerikanische Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 37: 511-632 (page 564, worker, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1933f. Fourmis de la République Argentine en particulier du territoire de Misiones. An. Soc. Cient. Argent. 116: 105-124 (page 117, Subspecies of striatus)
  • Schmid V.S., Langner S., Steiner J. and Zillikens A. 2014. Inflorescences of the Bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis as Nest Sites and Food Resources for Ants and Other Arthropods in Brazil. Psyche. 2014:Article ID 396095. 9 pp. doi:10.1155/2014/396095