Natural History: Little known. Ponera species are all thought to be generalist predators of small, soft-bodied arthropods. Colony-founding queens forage (as most likely do all our ponerines) in soil and leaf litter. The above mentioned Kansas colony had about sixty workers and a single queen.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in forest, 6 times found in littoral forest, 1 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, transitional to hardwood swamp forest, 2 times found in mixed forest near glacis, 2 times found in non native forest, 1 times found in mesic forest, 2 times found in mixed forest, 2 times found in native wet forest, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 2 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 6 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples
Elevations: collected from 5 - 735 meters, 257 meters average