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Costa Rica south through tropical South America (Lattke 1995). Costa Rica: known from Osa Peninsula and La Selva Biological Station.
Emery, C. 1902. Note mirmecologiche. Rendito Accademia di Scienza Istituto Bologna, (n. s.) 6:22-34.
Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Bamboo forest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Narrow strip of riparian forest, surrounded by steep pastures, 1 times found in Plateau, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in STR, 1 times found in Sura, 1 times found in Trampa10,180G,10m., ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times All ants from Louisa Stark (OTS 89-1 student) study; litter and ground-nesting a, 1 times Nocturnal strays, 1 times Leaf litter, 1 times bajo de M/27, 1 times bajo de M/23.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times miniWinkler, 5 times Search, 2 times berlese, 2 times flight intercept trap, 2 times winkler, 1 times maxiWinkler, 1 times Pitfall72h.
Elevations: collected from 10 - 900 meters, 172 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Gnamptogenys haenschi: casent0903846