Guatemala to Venezuela. Costa Rica: Atlantic and southern Pacific lowlands.
This species is most common in lowland wet forests, although I have one record from Curu, a dry forest site on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The species also occurs in mangrove habitats. The workers are commmon diurnal foragers on vegetation, often visiting extrafloral nectaries, and the species is common in canopy fogging samples from La Selva Biological Station.
I have two nest observations. One nest was in a dead stick in a recent treefall at La Selva. Another was in Corcovado National Park, in the canopy of a tall Licania (Chrysobalanaceae) tree. A founding queen, two workers, and brood were in a rotten stick.
Forel, A. 1899. Biologia Centrali-Americana; or, contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and Central America. Insecta. Hymenoptera. 3 (Formicidae). London. 169 pp.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in Entre SHO y SSE, 8 times found in SSO 350m, 5 times found in CCL 400, 2 times found in CCL 700m., 2 times found in wet forest, 2 times found in CCL 840M, 2 times found in Sura 700m, 3 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in scrub veg., pasture edge, 1 times found in Disturbed, agricultural, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 39 times Fogging, 9 times search, 8 times Malaise, 2 times beating, 1 times Colecta manual
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1060 meters, 119 meters average