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Extant: 2 valid subspecies
Costa Rica to Venezuela. Costa Rica: northern Pacific lowlands.
I know this species from few collections. I have collected it (1) near Santa Cecilia, in Guanacaste Province, in a forest transitional between Atlantic wet forest and Pacific dry forest; (2) in Santa Rosa National Park, in the "bosque humedo;" (3) along the lower part of the road to Monteverde, sweeping scrubby roadside vegetation; and (4) at Carara Biological Reserve, around the headquarters building. All my collections have been isolated workers, so I have no information on nesting habits.
Smith, F. 1862. Descriptions of new species of aculeate Hymenoptera, collected at Panama by R. W. Stretch, Esq., with a list of described species, and the various localities where they have previously occurred. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (3)1:29-44.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in roadside vegetation, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Savane, 1 times found in agricultural/urban, 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in Pastures and scrubby second growth vegetation, 1 times found in rainforest edge.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sweeping vegetation, 1 times strays, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times Ground.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times sweep, 1 times Pitfall72h, 1 times search.
Elevations: collected from 6 - 800 meters, 181 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus coruscus: casent0903653