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Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in grassland, 6 times found in coastal forest, 6 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 4 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in Acacia savanna in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 3 times found in primary forest, 3 times found in intensively used tea field, 2 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times leaf litter, 1 times ground forager(s), 2 times Kakamega 2008 survey, ground, 1 times ex soil, 1 times along trail below ravine rim, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 28 times Pitfall trap, 17 times hand collected, 1 times Pitfalls, 5 times winkler, 1 times Hand, 1 times leaf litter sifting, 2 times pitfall trap, Transect 29 200m, 1 times daytime, honey bait (30min), 1 times oil baiting 2 days, Transect 12 30m, 1 times W 1 large mixed sample, 1 times Davis sifter, ...
Elevations: collected from 20 - 1737 meters, 903 meters average
Type specimens: Holotype: zfmkhym20096086; paratype of Xiphomyrmex escherichi: casent0917086; syntype of Tetramorium escherichi: casent0901175, casent0909180; syntype of Xiphomyrmex weitzeckeri nigellus: casent0915094; type of Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) escherichi: focol2103, focol2104; unpublished name: Tetramorium weitzeckeri clarispinus: casent0915095