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P. badius can be host to Mermithidae, a family of nematode worms that are endoparasites in arthropods.
Photo by Christina Kwapich
Found most commonly in these habitats: 33 times found in in nest on sandy trail in pine-oak dune woodland, 31 times found in sandhill habitat, 22 times found in in deep sand in open area in pine forest, 18 times found in open site with sandy soil near Tombigbee River, 18 times found in pine-oak dune woodland, 16 times found in sandy area near mixed woods near roadside, 16 times found in xeric dune scrub, 14 times found in dunes, 14 times found in sandhill remnant along I-20W, 13 times found in pine-oak sandhill habitat, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ground nest, 1 times nest in sand, disc mound with scattered particles of charcoal on top, 1 times swarming in Fla. scrub habitat, Sun-Century Rd., 1 times roadside, 1 times obscure crater, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times nest in sandy road bed, 1 times large flat crater or disc, 1 times ground nest, with crater, 1 times colony in soil.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 200 times general collecting, 3 times blacklight trap, 1 times pitfall, 0 times pitfall trap, 1 times direct collection, 1 times from SRSS, 1 times hand collected, 1 times search.
Elevations: collected from 1 - 42 meters, 32 meters average
Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmica transversa: casent0900375