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Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in desert, 11 times found in xerophyl scrub, 7 times found in desert scrub, 5 times found in agricultural zone, 0 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 0 times found in short grass prairie, 2 times found in Mojave desert wash, 2 times found in sand dunes, 2 times found in desert wash, 2 times found in urban, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times under stone, 5 times nest under rock, 4 times nest in soil, 3 times pitfall trap, 4 times ground foragers, 2 times ground forager(s), 2 times stray foragers, 1 times nest in buried hollow stems, 1 times ground forager(s) (with crater nest), 2 times foragers, 1 times crater nests in sand, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times search, 19 times hand collecting, 16 times pitfall, 1 times under rock, 2 times direct collection, 5 times Ground forager, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times beat sheet, 1 times bait, 0 times On tree trunk, 1 times Zona de compensacion, Pitfall T1E4, ...
Elevations: collected from 1 - 2438 meters, 1226 meters average