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.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 57 times found in tropical rainforest, 28 times found in mature wet forest, 28 times found in tropical moist forest, 24 times found in tropical wet forest, 18 times found in montane wet forest, 8 times found in lowland wet forest, 7 times found in 2º wet forest, 6 times found in 2º tropical rainforest, 2 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 5 times found in mesophyll forest, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 126 times MiniWinkler, 61 times MaxiWinkler, 14 times Winkler, 5 times Berlese, 6 times Mini Winkler, 2 times search, 2 times Malaise
Elevations: collected from 20 - 1520 meters, 403 meters average