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Southern Mexico to southwest Colombia; sea level to 1500m. Costa Rica: widespread in wet forest; one of the more commonly encountered species.
Kugler, C. 1994. Revision of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with descriptions of the sting apparatus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 3:17-89.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in tropical moist forest, 2 times found in montane rainforest clearing, 3 times found in mesophil forest, 6 times found in lowland rainforest, 4 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in wet forest, 4 times found in tropical rainforest, 2 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in 1º tropical rainforest, 2 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 26 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times under loose bark, 1 times nest beneath bark, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times under loose bark rotten wood, 1 times on treetrunk, 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times on rotten log, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times Ex horjarasca, 1 times at bait, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times MiniWinkler, 10 times search, 12 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times Winkler, 2 times FIT, 2 times Malaise, 1 times baiting.
Elevations: collected from 30 - 1570 meters, 664 meters average