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|Wheeler & Wheeler, 1955c PDF: 134 (l.); Petralia & Vinson, 1980 PDF: 383 (l.); Crozier, 1970a PDF: 116 (k.); Pacheco & Mackay, 2013 PDF: 232 (w.q.m.).|
|Combination in Solenopsis: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 407; in Solenopsis (Diplorhoptrum): Creighton, 1950a PDF: 237.|
Identification of species as molesta needs confirmation.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in desert, 20 times found in oak woodland, 19 times found in shrub steppe, 5 times found in pine/oak woodland, 8 times found in grassland, 7 times found in sagebrush, 8 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 6 times found in chaparral, 7 times found in Shortgrass prairie, 4 times found in pine/fir woodland, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 61 times under stone, 48 times under rock, 2 times ground forager(s), 7 times nest under stone, 9 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times ex sifted litter, 7 times sifted litter, 3 times nest in soil, 5 times under boulder, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times under small rock, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 78 times Search, 19 times hand collecting, 14 times Winkler, 4 times pitfall trap, 5 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 6 times Davis sifter, 6 times direct collection, 2 times hand coll., 6 times pitfall, 4 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 48 hours, 4 times hand collected, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 2743 meters, 1177 meters average