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Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in rural roadside, 8 times found in oak woodland, 16 times found in sage brush, 4 times found in edge of cultivated field, 8 times found in grassland, 3 times found in Grassland, oak woodland, 6 times found in shrub steppe, 3 times found in oak woodland/Riparian, 2 times found in pine-fir forest, 6 times found in chaparral, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 64 times ex ground nest, 19 times under stone, 4 times nest under stone, 3 times nest under rock, 4 times ground nest, 3 times ground foragers, 1 times mound nest in sandy soil, 2 times under rock, bottom of dry gully, 2 times nest in soil, 4 times under rock, 1 times sagebrush, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times hand collecting, 14 times Search, 1 times hand coll., 3 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 2 times under rock, 1 times bait, 1 times baiting, 1 times shortbread cookie bait, 0 times Berlese, 0 times eating bread crumbs, 1 times hand collected, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1829 meters, 508 meters average