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Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in grassland, 1 times found in montane fynbos, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in succulent karoo, 1 times found in dessert dune.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times under stone, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times on ground.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection.
Elevations: collected from 200 - 1550 meters, 1245 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Messor decipiens: casent0907714, casent0907715; syntype of Messor arcistriatus: casent0913175; syntype of Messor capensis probus: casent0907716; type of Messor barbarus subsp. capensis var. proba: focol0626, focol0627
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