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Costa Rica, Panama (type locality) (Fernandez and MacKay 2003, Fernandez 2003). Costa Rica: montane wet forests to cloud forest, Cordilleras of Guanacaste, Tilaran, Talamanca. In Monteverde area, in moist forest of community area and in wet forest around Casa Eladio, at 800m in the Penas Blancas Valley. Also known from Cerro Cacao, and Fila Cruces near San Vito.
Inhabits forest floor litter. Known only from Winkler and Berlese samples.
Fern‡ndez C., F. 2003. Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 361: 1Ð52.
Fern‡ndez C., F., MacKay, W.P. 2003. The myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex laevigatus species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 41:593Ð604.
|Adelomyrmex||Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 5-6, (download)||5-6||20236|
|Adelomyrmex laevigatus||Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 19-20, (download)||19-20||20236|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in montane wet forest, 14 times found in mature rainforest, edge of forest near pasture and agricultural land, steep rocky terrain, 5 times found in moist forest, 10 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, isolated peak with oak trees, 6 times found in wet forest, 8 times found in cloud forest, primary, near ridgetop, 2 times found in cloud forest at bottom of steep slope, bordering rocky river, old 2nd growth veg., 2 times found in cloud forest, 3 times found in cloud forest, primary, along steep ridge near peak, 1 times found in Tall evergreen forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 52 times ex sifted leaf litter, 18 times Hojarasca, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter on ground, 2 times at bait, 1 times ex sifted litter from forest floor, 1 times wet forest litter, 1 times wet for. leaf litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on orchids.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 32 times miniWinkler, 16 times Winkler, 18 times Mini Winkler, 8 times maxiWinkler, 2 times baiting, 2 times Berlese.
Elevations: collected from 90 - 1560 meters, 1039 meters average
Type specimens: Paratype Adelomyrmex laevigatus: usnment00754761; paratype Adelomyrmex laevigatus: inbiocri001280524; paratype laevigatus: inbiocri001279862, inbiocri001279863, inbiocri001279864, inbiocri001279865, inbiocri001279866, inbiocri001279867, inbiocri001279868, inbiocri001279869, inbiocri001279870, inbiocri001280527, inbiocri001280647, inbiocri001281306, inbiocri001281307, inbiocri001281402; paratype of Adelomyrmex laevigatus: inbiocri001279890