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Costa Rica: throughout the country in mid to low elevation wet forest.
This species occurs in wet to moist forest habitats. On the Barva transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park, it is very common from La Selva to 500m elevation, but declines to absence by 1000m. Workers are common in Winkler samples of sifted leaf litter. Workers occasionally come to baits on the forest floor. Nests have been found in small rotten sticks in the leaf litter and in sticks lodged in low vegetation.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 534 times found in mature wet forest, 111 times found in montane wet forest, 84 times found in lowland rainforest, 29 times found in wet forest, 32 times found in rainforest, 17 times found in tropical rainforest, 2 times found in SSO, 3 times found in LOC, 3 times found in SSA, 1 times found in SSE, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 588 times ex sifted leaf litter, 86 times Hojarasca, 76 times sifted litter, 17 times at bait, 4 times pecan sandie bait, 8 times Primary, 8 times Sobre Vegetacion, 6 times Primary forest, 2 times Hojarasca., 4 times on efn Passiflora pittieri, 2 times Wet forest. Ex sifted leaf litter., ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 562 times miniWinkler, 120 times Winkler, 75 times Mini Winkler, 43 times Berlese, 20 times baiting, 26 times flight intercept trap, 14 times Lure/Bait, 14 times Pitfall, 8 times Malaise, 8 times Sweeping, 7 times search, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1500 meters, 186 meters average