This species has been spreading throughout British Columbia. It was not mentioned as occuring in the province by Buckell (1927, 1932). Observations by this author suggest that it has recently been expanding into the central-interior of British Columbia prefering open highly compacted soils. Thus they are found between paving stones in school yards and driveways, along the edges of dirt roads, dirt packed parking lots, or foot trails. Nests are not associated with wood or rocks, usually consisting of a small donut of earth raised above the entrance.
It is a slow moving species, notorious for its sting, however it is not aggressive.