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Costa Rica (La Selva Biological Station).
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Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in wet forest, 3 times found in 2º wet forest, 1 times found in epiphytic root mat, 3 times found in mesophil forest, 2 times found in montane wet forest, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, 2 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in mesophyll forest, 1 times found in 2º wet forest edge, 2 times found in Cerca de los Laboratorios, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times Malaise trap, 2 times SCH, 2 times Claro, 1 times One of the ALAS malaise trap samples., 1 times in Malaise trap, 1 times bajo de M/01, 1 times at bait, 1 times alates.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 25 times Malaise, 2 times Berlese, 2 times flight intercept trap, 1 times Baiting, 1 times search.
Elevations: collected from 40 - 1495 meters, 401 meters average