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Found most commonly in these habitats: 43 times found in pine/oak dune woodland, 5 times found in desert, 21 times found in on trail in pine/oak dune woodland, nest in soil, 11 times found in xerophyl scrub, 19 times found in xeric dune scrub, 19 times found in nest in sand near turkey oak/longleaf pine, 0 times found in scrub/dune habitat, 14 times found in in sandy open area with longleaf pine & turkey oak, 7 times found in desert scrub, 11 times found in turkey/oak sandhill scrub, nest in sand, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times under stone, 5 times nest under rock, 4 times nest in soil, 3 times ground forager(s), 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times strays, 1 times at bait, 2 times stray foragers, 1 times nest in buried hollow stems, 3 times ground foragers, 1 times ground forager(s) (with crater nest), ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times search, 19 times hand collecting, 31 times malaise trap, 16 times pitfall, 12 times under rock, 5 times pitfall trap, 11 times direct collection, 5 times general collecting, 5 times Ground forager, 4 times peanut butter bait, 1 times bait, ...
Elevations: collected from 1 - 2438 meters, 1221 meters average