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Extant: 1 valid subspecies
|Combination in Hypoponera (Hypoponera): Santschi, 1938b PDF: 79; in Hypoponera: Taylor, 1968a PDF: 65.|
|Current subspecies: nominal plus Hypoponera trigona cauta.|
J. Longino: In Costa Rica this species occurs throughout the country in a wide variety of habitats, from sea level to about 1000m elevation. Although most abundant in mature wet forest habitats, I have collected it in dry-forest riparian habitat at Finca La Pacifica in Guanacaste Province. The species occurs very often in Winkler samples of leaf litter from the forest floor. I rarely collect it by other means. At La Selva I found a nest in dead wood on top of large rotten log. At the Arenal Observatory Lodge I found a nest in rotten wood on the forest floor. At the Maritza Biological Station in Guanacaste Conservation Area workers came to honey/tuna baits on the ground.
Longino, 20 Jun 2014: For many years I used the morphospecies code Hypoponera JTL007 for this species.
Itapúa (ALWC). Literature records: Ñeembucú, “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Emery 1896a, Fowler 1981).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 62 times found in mature wet forest, 43 times found in montane wet forest, 36 times found in tropical rainforest, 33 times found in rainforest, 11 times found in wet forest, 12 times found in lowland rainforest, 3 times found in LOC, 2 times found in wet forest fragment, 2 times found in SSA, 1 times found in Parc. sucesionales, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 151 times ex sifted leaf litter, 27 times Hojarasca, 11 times Camino toma de Agua, 7 times Cerca del Refugio Cascante, 4 times Wet forest. Ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times ex sifted leaf litter and rotten wood, 1 times Bosque Primario, Suelo, 3 times Alrrededor de trampa M/03, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times under epiphytes, 2 times Muestras tomada en el transecto de Mini Winkler #2, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 130 times miniWinkler, 42 times Winkler, 40 times Berlese, 23 times Mini Winkler, 8 times search.
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1800 meters, 228 meters average