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Ants of the genus Aphaenogaster are important scavengers and predators in eastern deciduous forests. Here, Aphaenogaster lamellidens workers pull a living centipede from its burrow (Dixon Springs, Illinois, USA).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Mixed deciduous forest, 1 times found in Moist hardwood forest, 1 times found in piedmont woodland, 1 times found in Hardwoods in lawn, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Oak-hickory forest, 1 times found in oak/palm hammock, 1 times found in sandhill/bluffs, 0 times found in Cypress swamp, 1 times found in dead loblolly Pine 1-2.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times bark, 1 times under bark, standing dead piine, brood, males in nest, 1 times on dead oak trunk.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 2 times hand collected, 1 times in trunk, 0 times Litter at log, 0 times Log stage 4, 0 times on cypress trunk, 1 times under bark dead loblolly pine, 1 times under bark pine log.
Elevations: collected from 5 - 240 meters, 168 meters average