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Widespread in Neotropics from Brazil to Mexico. Costa Rica: throughout the country in the lowlands.
This species is known largely from samples of soil and leaf litter from the ground. I have collected workers and queens from Winkler and/or Berlese samples from Hitoy Cerere, La Selva, Rara Avis, Santa Rosa (Bosque humedo), Manuel Antonio, Osa Peninsula.
Alto Paraná, Amambay, Central, Concepción (ALWC, BMNH, MHNG).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in tropical wet forest, 5 times found in tropical rainforest, 5 times found in mature wet forest, 4 times found in tropical rainforest, with some big trees, probably a mix of primary and secondary forest, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 1 times found in forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in Puesto12,318g,10m, 1 times found in 1¡ forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth forest, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 30 times miniWinkler, 7 times maxiWinkler, 6 times Winkler, 2 times Berlese, 1 times litter sample
Elevations: collected from 10 - 1230 meters, 514 meters average