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This species has a very wide range from Central America (recorded as far north as Costa Rica) south throughout tropical South America. Costa Rica: Atlantic slope from sea level to 800m.
This species inhabits wet forest habitats. It is most often encountered by looking under stones or by sifting leaf litter from the forest floor (Winkler samples). An alate queen was collected at La Selva Biological Station on 2 November 1994.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 135 times found in mature wet forest, 68 times found in tropical rainforest, 54 times found in 2ndary liquidambar forest, 42 times found in montane wet forest, 34 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 38 times found in tropical wet forest, 11 times found in lowland rainforest, 9 times found in wet forest, 5 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 8 times found in tropical moist forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 400 times ex sifted leaf litter, 16 times hojarasca, 5 times under stone, 2 times in clay bank, 3 times nest, 1 times nesting in clay bank, 1 times nest in clay soil, 1 times litter/soil, 1 times ground nest, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times Entre trampa M/01 y M/02, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 334 times MiniWinkler, 48 times MaxiWinkler, 21 times Winkler, 15 times search, 11 times Berlese, 14 times Mini Winkler, 1 times Search & Berles, 1 times Pitfall72h, 1 times Baiting, 1 times FIT, 1 times Fogging, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1230 meters, 561 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype of Acropyga fuhrmanni: casent0909901