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Southern Mexico to Colombia (Brown 1958). Costa Rica: widespread in wet forest to 1200m.
This species inhabits lowland rainforest. It occurs in samples of sifted leaf litter from the forest floor, and has been observed nesting in a hollow stick in the leaf litter. The nest contained aradid bugs as prey. Colonies can be polygynous.
Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 118:175-362.
Lattke, J. E. 1995. Revision of the ant genus Gnamptogenys in the New World (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 4:137-193.
Roger, J. 1861. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen. Berliner entomologische Zeitschrift 5:1-54.
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