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Costa Rica (Atlantic slope).
Discothyrea are extremely small, cryptobiotic inhabitatants of forest leaf litter (see Genus Overview).
This species inhabits wet forest habitat in the Atlantic lowlands. It is a rare species known from few collections. Two workers have been collected: one from a Project ALAS Winkler sample from the 300m site (Cantarrana) on the Barva transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park, the other from a Project TEAM Winkler sample from La Selva Biological Station. Two alate queens have been collected, each from a separate Project ALAS canopy fogging sample. Canopy fogging samples are taken at dawn.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in Puesto#19,241G,10m.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times wet for. canopy, 1 times One of the ALAS fogging samples, from Carapa guianensis crown., 1 times Hojarasca.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times miniWinkler, 3 times Fogging, 1 times Berlese, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times Mini Winkler.
Elevations: collected from 50 - 500 meters, 193 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1993-05-05 and 2007-09-25
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