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Mexico to Colombia (type locality Costa Rica) (Fernandez 2003). Costa Rica: montane forests throughout country, becoming less common at lower elevations. Very common in Monteverde cloudforest; rare at La Selva. Material I have seen from Mexico is from cloud forest above 1800m.
Inhabits wet forest floor litter. Known 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.
Menozzi, C. 1931. Contribuzione alla conoscenza del "microgenton" di Costa Rica. III. Hymenoptera - Formicidae. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 25:259-274.
|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 tristani||Fernández, F., 2003, Revision of the myrmicine ants of the Adelomyrmex genus-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 361, pp. 1-52: 30-33, (download)||30-33||20236||GoogleMaps|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in cloud forest, 19 times found in montane wet forest, 18 times found in cloud forest, mature but probably disturbed, some big trees, bordering road on steep slope, 11 times found in cloud forest edge, near dairy farm pasture, some big trees in rocky areas, probably disturbed primary or old second growth, on a steep slope, 1 times found in oak/ostrya forest, 2 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, oak trees, bamboo, 2 times found in riparian forest, cloud forest along stream, near dairy farm pasture, 2nd growth or disturbed primary, 1 times found in wet cloud forest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in cloud forest, oak forest, on ridgetop, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 32 times miniWinkler, 24 times Winkler, 19 times Mini Winkler, 4 times maxiWinkler, 1 times litter, 1 times Berlese, 1 times Cloud wet moutain forest litter, 1 times wet cloud forest litter
Elevations: collected from 730 - 2250 meters, 1729 meters average