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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 montane wet forest, along ridge descending to major river, a mix of old 2ndary forest on one slope and more mature forest on the other, 1 times found in Puesto12,318g,10m, 1 times found in 1¡ forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 41 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times Wet forest. Ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times Wet forest. Ex sifted leaf litter. 3 mesh sacks hung in Winkler bag for 2 days., 1 times tall forest, rocky soil, 1 times ex sifted litter, rotten wood, 1 times Ex hojarasca.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 31 times miniWinkler, 7 times maxiWinkler, 6 times Winkler, 2 times Berlese, 1 times litter sample.
Elevations: collected from 10 - 1230 meters, 517 meters average