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Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Brushland, 2 times found in desert scrub, 2 times found in creosote mesquite desert, 2 times found in salt desert, 4 times found in desert, 4 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 1 times found in pinyon-juniper-oak woodland, 1 times found in juniper/pinyon woodland, 2 times found in sagebrush desert, 1 times found in Shortgrass prairie with ponderosa pine on ridge top, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times nest in soil, 3 times crater nest in soil, 1 times excavated nest, 1 times nest in ground, 2 times ground nest, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times open nest in ground, 1 times on ground at night, 2 times colony in soil, 1 times ~4in tall pebble crater, 1 times seeds in midden pile, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times search, 4 times hand collecting, 3 times hand collected, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times direct collection, 1 times general collecting, 1 times hand coll., 1 times at light.
Elevations: collected from 670 - 2164 meters, 1677 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1921-08-25 and 2019-03-09