Orangish- to reddish brown, legs somewhat paler, head and alitrunk distinctly sculptured but surface largely glossy; body finely pubescent. The smaller size and petiole shape are diagnostic for this species.
Some early Ohio literature uses the synonymous P. crassicorne.
Colonies are small; ones found by Wesson & Wesson ( 1940) had 30 to 40 workers, a dealate female, and several winged males and females, plus brood. Holldobler & Wilson ( 1990) report colony size of 9-60.
Widespread in Ohio. Recorded from 5 counties.
This is the more common species of Proceratium. The cryptic reddish-brown coloration of these slowmoving ants makes them hard to see.
Verified Locales (counties)
Butler, Franklin, Geauga, Greene, Pike,