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Disjunct distribution in northern South America, Panama, and Costa Rica; Caribbean islands; southwestern United States. Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands.
Kugler, C. 1994. Revision of the ant genus Rogeria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with descriptions of the sting apparatus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 3:17-89.
this species has a disjunct distribution: the southwestern United States, Costa Rica, Panama, northern South America, and the Caribbean. There are no known localities in Guyana, but it is widespread in the northern Neotropics.
Specimens have been collected from Berlese samples of leaf litter and rotten wood. In southeastern Arizona, specimens have been found under stones in oak-juniper woodland.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in cacao plantation, 5 times found in forest, 2 times found in littoral scrub, 3 times found in dry forest, 3 times found in wet trop. forest, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in montane moist forest, 1 times found in Ficus-Tabebuia-Morisonia, dry forest, 3 times found in garden, 2 times found in wet forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 21 times ex sifted leaf litter, 4 times ex soil, 3 times Sifted litter, 1 times Ticoporo Forest Reserve. Dense second growth with few larger trees. Ex sifted le, 1 times nest in abandoned termite nest, 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times under board in lawn, 1 times rotten wood, 1 times on clay bank, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times litter, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times Winkler, 7 times hand collection, 3 times search, 1 times maxiWinkler, 1 times Malaise, 1 times miniWinkler, 1 times Winkler sample.
Elevations: collected from 15 - 1500 meters, 255 meters average