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Extant: 1 valid subspecies
Costa Rica to Guianas. Costa Rica: southern Pacific lowlands.
This tiny species inhabits highly insolated habitats. In Costa Rica I know it mainly from Corcovado National Park, where it seemed to be more common near the beach margin than further inland. I collected it five times in Corcovado, and all the collections were from the beach edge. Four of the collections were diurnal foragers (one on a Cissus inflorescence, one on a Simaba cedron inflorescence, others on low vegetation). One collection was a nest in the hollow stem of a small Salvia-like plant on one of the rock islands at Llorona. At Carara, near the headquarters building, I found a nest in a 7mm diameter dead stick in roadside vegetation.
Mayr, G. 1870. Formicidae novogranadenses. Sitzungsber. Kais. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. Abt. I 61:370-417.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 26 times found in montane wet forest, 3 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in roadside, 2 times found in beach edge, 2 times found in forest/pasture edge, montane wet forest, 2 times found in Plateau, 1 times found in mangroves, 1 times found in montane forest edge, matrix of forest and pasture land, 1 times found in Pastures and scrubby second growth vegetation, 1 times found in Port of entry.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times on low vegetation, 1 times collecting on one of the rock islands offshore, separated from land even at low, 3 times beating veg., 2 times Leaf litter, 1 times ex dead twig of Gliricidia sepium, 2 times Sobre Vegetacion, 1 times on Cissus inflorescences, 1 times Nesting in 8mm dia dead stick, 1 times forager, 1 times ex dead twig Avicennia germinans, 1 times on orchids, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times Foggin, 11 times Malaise, 3 times beating, 2 times Winkler48h, 2 times Sweeping, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times beating vegetation (3 hours), 1 times mostly beating vegetation, some hand collections from treefall, 1 times search.
Elevations: collected from 5 - 845 meters, 381 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus bidens: casent0915780