These rare ants are seldom encountered. Workers are especially rare while males are more commonly collected, especially in light-traps and Malaise traps. They form colonies of several hundred workers in soil, are predacious on small arthropods including centipedes and forage largely or exclusively in soil. Workers actively vibrate their antennae. Some species are known to be nomadic and forage using group-raiding, similar to the army ants. Some species form new colonies by division of established colonies and the queens never possess wings (they are dichthadiform). The larvae possess special glands that excrete haemolymph which is then used as a food source by the adults.
Front of head (paratype worker).
Side of body (paratype worker).
Top of body (paratype worker).
This taxon is known from these habitats
|The following rows were recorded as a pair from a single record. |
Blank entries indicate no information was recorded.
| ||Flight intercept trap |
| ||flight intercept window/trough trap |
| ||from aphid trap |
| ||from light trap |
| ||taken by light trap |
|Closed forest || |
|Closed forest ||Flight intercept trap #2 |
|Closed forest ||Leaf litter |
|Closed forest ||Malaise trap |
|Open forest || |
|open forest ||malaise trap |
|Open forest, near closed forest margin || |
|Rainforest || |
|Rainforest ||Flight intercept trap |
|Rainforest ||Malaise trap |
|Rainforest ||On sands |
|Rainforest ||Search party campsite |
|Rainforest & rainforest margin || |
|Rainforest margin || |
|Rainforest on volcanic soils, very dry conditions ||Under rock coated with ferns |
|Trop. rain & sclerophyl for. || |
|Volcanic soil ||Under rock |