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Natural History: D. flavus is diurnal and active, often when it is too hot for most other ants to forage on the surface. This species lives in single-nest, less populous colonies than D. smithi (hundreds, compared to thousands, of workers). Nests are in bare, sandy soil. Workers forage individually for small prey, insect carrion, and nectar and honeydew.
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Found most commonly in these habitats: 22 times found in in riparian area in desert scrub/grassland, 4 times found in collected in mowed lawn at rest area, 11 times found in nest in red dirt road leading to dunes, 10 times found in collected on Eagle Trail around pond, 6 times found in collected in gas station parking lot, 4 times found in on roadside, 4 times found in sandy floodplain hardwood forest, 0 times found in collected in lawn of Welcome Center, 2 times found in open cutover area, 0 times found in mixed pine/hardwood forest near lake, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times under rock, 1 times nocturnal ground foragers, at baits (shortbread cookie crumbs), 1 times colony in soil.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 25 times direct collection, 22 times Malaise Trap, 2 times UV light, 1 times at light|UV trap, 1 times hand collected.
Elevations: collected from 5 - 2480 meters, 489 meters average