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Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in tropical rainforest, 10 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in moist forest, 1 times found in small crater, 1 times found in urban courtyard, 1 times found in coffee farm, 1 times found in Mesquite juniper woodland, 1 times found in pasture, 1 times found in primary rainforest, 1 times found in secondary vegetation.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 17 times at bait, 1 times forest patch; nest in soil, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest in soil under stone, 1 times under dung, 1 times terre, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times in soil under dead wood, 1 times grassy roadway, 1 times foragers.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Baiting, 5 times Search, 5 times miniWinkler, 1 times pitfall.
Elevations: collected from 120 - 1380 meters, 386 meters average