Procryptocerus spiniperdus

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Procryptocerus spiniperdus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Procryptocerus
Species: P. spiniperdus
Binomial name
Procryptocerus spiniperdus
Forel, 1899

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Specimen Labels

DaRocha et al. (2015) studied the diversity of ants found in bromeliads of a single large tree of Erythrina, a common cocoa shade tree, at an agricultural research center in Ilhéus, Brazil. Forty-seven species of ants were found in 36 of 52 the bromeliads examined. Bromeliads with suspended soil and those that were larger had higher ant diversity. Procryptocerus spiniperdus was found in 2 different bromeliads but was associated with twigs and bark cavities, rather than suspended soil or litter, of the plants.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • spiniperdus. Procryptocerus spiniperdus Forel, 1899c: 43 (footnote) (w.m.) TRINIDAD. Wheeler, W.M. 1922c: 11 (q.). See also: Kempf, 1951: 55.

Description

References

  • DaRocha, W. D., S. P. Ribeiro, F. S. Neves, G. W. Fernandes, M. Leponce, and J. H. C. Delabie. 2015. How does bromeliad distribution structure the arboreal ant assemblage (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on a single tree in a Brazilian Atlantic forest agroecosystem? Myrmecological News. 21:83-92.
  • Forel, A. 1899d. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 25-56 (page 43, (footnote) worker, male described)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1951. A taxonomic study on the ant tribe Cephalotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Entomol. (Rio J.) 22: 1-244 (page 55, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922e. The ants of Trinidad. Am. Mus. Novit. 45: 1-16 (page 11, queen described)