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|Combination in Pachycondyla (Pseudoponera): Emery, 1901b PDF: 46; in Euponera (Trachymesopus): Emery, 1911e PDF: 86; in Trachymesopus: Kempf, 1960f: 424; in Cryptopone: Brown, 1963: 3; in Pachycondyla: MacKay & MacKay, 2010 PDF: 352.|
Specimens are occasionally taken in samples of sifted leaf litter (Winkler samples).
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Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in montane wet forest, 15 times found in soil in hollow at base of Magnolia grandifolia, 11 times found in deciduous forest, 6 times found in deciduous forest, soil and leaf litter, 5 times found in in hollow tree in mixed forest, 5 times found in floodplain forest, 4 times found in on ground in mixed forest, 4 times found in foraging on hand rail beside large Oak, 3 times found in recently burned mature pine forest, 2 times found in in and near mixed pine-hardwood forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times litter, 6 times soil and leaf litter, 6 times soil, 4 times rotten wood, 1 times under moss mat, 2 times nest in rotten wood, 3 times ex rotten log, 1 times swampy riparian woodland; under loose bark of fallen log., 2 times ex Berlese, 1 times under bark, 1 times sawdust pile, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times Berlese funnel, 8 times hand collecting, 12 times general collecting, 3 times Berlese, 1 times malaise trap, 1 times Berlese|131 lbs., 111 L, 1 times direct collection, 1 times hand collected.
Elevations: collected from 20 - 1950 meters, 1040 meters average