Is commonly encountered in soil pits, in the mounds of other species, from the base of trees, and from small grassy mounds in forest clearings. It has also been reported to show 'sociotomie' (Grasse & Norot 1951), swarming behaviour where apparently whole colonies move above ground, carrying the queen, apparently looking for a new place to nest. This appear to be in response to attack by doryline ants (Sands 1972). Group III and IV feeders, depending on species.
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