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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, 12 times found in oak woodland, 19 times found in shrub steppe, 5 times found in pine/oak woodland, 5 times found in grassland, 2 times found in sagebrush, 0 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 0 times found in Shortgrass prairie, 5 times found in chaparral, 2 times found in coastal sage scrub, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 50 times under stone, 2 times ground forager(s), 7 times nest under stone, 9 times under rock, 8 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 7 times sifted litter, 3 times nest in soil, 5 times ex sifted litter, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 2 times sagebrush canyon and stream, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 76 times Search, 1 times Under rock, 19 times hand collecting, 14 times Winkler, 3 times pitfall trap, 5 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 0 times Under stone, 0 times direct collection, 2 times hand coll., 4 times hand collected, 1 times Under boulder, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 2743 meters, 1211 meters average