Belize to Brazil (Lattke 1992, 1995). Costa Rica: throughout.
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Found most commonly in these habitats: 47 times found in mature wet forest, 37 times found in mesophyll forest, 34 times found in montane wet forest, 16 times found in tropical rainforest, 9 times found in cloud forest, 9 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 8 times found in tropical wet forest, 5 times found in wet forest, 5 times found in lowland wet forest, 5 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 110 times MiniWinkler, 61 times MaxiWinkler, 29 times Winkler, 11 times Mini Winkler, 3 times Berlese, 1 times Malaise, 1 times search, 1 times Sweeping
Elevations: collected from 15 - 1670 meters, 754 meters average