Proceratium Roger

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 38

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Proceratium Roger


Genus Proceratium Roger  

A single, rare species of Proceratium   has been recorded from California. Endemic to the state, P. californicum Cook   is known from valley oak woodland in the Central Valley and from woodland, chaparral and grassland sites in adjacent foothill localities. It is presumed to be a specialist, subterranean predator; some other members of the genus have been shown to prey on spider eggs. References: Baroni Urbani and de Andrade (2003), Brown (1958g, 1958 j, 1980 c), de Andrade and Baroni Urbani (2003), Onoyama and Yoshimura (2002), Snelling (1967), Ward (1988).