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Extant: 3 valid subspecies
â?¿, l'île de Nossi-bé près de Madagascar, Dr. Keller
Found most commonly in these habitats: 103 times found in tropical dry forest, 42 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 53 times found in Uapaca woodland, 32 times found in urban/garden, 47 times found in Savannah grassland, 26 times found in gallery forest, 12 times found in spiny bush, 22 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 23 times found in savannah woodland, 15 times found in grassland, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 92 times ground nest, 142 times ground forager(s), 39 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 52 times plateau, 33 times ex soil, 17 times under stone, 12 times ex rotten log, 13 times on ground, 11 times littoral, 9 times on low vegetation, 7 times pitfall trap, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 94 times Malaise trap, 29 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 43 times manual collection, 24 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 37 times Malaise, 25 times SD 20 digging sample transect, 10m, 23 times Pitfall trap, 11 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 12 times at light, 8 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 2714 meters, 501 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster swammerdami: casent0101074