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|Lepeletier, 1835: 175 (m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1960b PDF: 2 (l.); Taber, Cokendolpher & Francke, 1988 PDF: 51 (k.).|
|Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex transversa (and its junior synonyms Pogonomyrmex brevipennis, Pogonomyrmex crudelis): Emery, 1895d PDF: 310.|
P. badius can be host to Mermithidae, a family of nematode worms that are endoparasites in arthropods.
Photo by Christina Kwapich
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Disturbed sandhill roadside near airport, 1 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Mixed sand scrub, 1 times found in Oak Scrub, 1 times found in scrub habitat, 1 times found in scrubby flatwoods, 0 times found in Woodland, 1 times found in coastal sand dunes.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times swarming in Fla. scrub habitat, Sun-Century Rd., 1 times nest in sand, disc mound with scattered particles of charcoal on top, 1 times pine woods, nest in sandy road bed, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times in soil, 1 times ground nest, with crater.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Ground nest, 1 times search, 1 times Colony, 1 times from SRSS, 0 times Large flat crater or disc, 0 times obscure crater, 1 times Roadside.
Elevations: collected from 1 - 42 meters, 32 meters average
Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmica transversa: casent0900375