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Costa Rica (Atlantic lowlands).
Brown and Wilson (1959) summarize the genus as follows:
"Widespread in tropics and warm temperate areas. Primarily forest-dwelling; some species occur in grassland and arid scrub. ... Nests mostly in soil and rotting wood; a few species live in arboreal plant cavities in tropical rain forest. Foraging hypogaeic to epigaeic-arboreal. Food: most species are collembolan feeders; a few are polyphagous predators or occasionally feed on sugary substances..."
Members of the genus are all predaceous, with a kinetic mode of attack (Bolton 1999).
This species occurs in lowland wet forest, in leaf litter on the forest floor.
Bolton, B. 1999. Ant genera of the tribe Dacetonini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Nat. Hist. 33:1639-1689.
Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini, with a revision of the Strumigenys species of the Malagasy Region by Brian L. Fisher, and a revision of the Austral epopostrumiform genera by Steven O. Shattuck. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 65:1-1028.
Brown, W. L., Jr., Wilson, E. O. 1959. The evolution of the dacetine ants. Quarterly Review of Biology 34:278-294.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in Puesto4,300 G,10m, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, 1 times found in Puesto #20,271G,10m., 1 times found in Puesto3,61 G,10m.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ex sifted leaf litter.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times miniWinkler, 4 times Berlese, 1 times MaxiWinkler.
Elevations: collected from 50 - 500 meters, 166 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1993-01-01 and 2010-06-10
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