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Occurrence in California needs confirmation.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in creosote mesquite desert, 2 times found in creosote-mesquite desert, 1 times found in Large flat arena, 1 times found in Crater with chaff ring, Saltbush, 1 times found in creosote desert, 1 times found in disturbed roadside with grasses & annuals, 1 times found in mesquite-yucca-ephedra desert, 1 times found in open grazed desert with scattered Ephedra + mesquite, 1 times found in Yucca-bunch grass Desert.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times stray ground foragers, 1 times at nest on ground, 1 times at bait, 1 times 6”tumulus nest, 1 times 3" diam. crescent crater at edge of K-Rat mound, 1 times under rock, 1 times small crater nest; about 15cm dia., 1 times open annuals, 1 times on ground at nest, 1 times mid-morning collecting; strays, 1 times ground forager, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Search, 1 times bait, 1 times general collecting, 1 times pitfall traps.
Elevations: collected from 902 - 1877 meters, 1453 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Pogonomyrmex desertorum: casent0904113