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Widespread in Neotropics from Brazil to Mexico. Costa Rica: throughout the country in the lowlands.
This species is known largely from samples of soil and leaf litter from the ground. I have collected workers and queens from Winkler and/or Berlese samples from Hitoy Cerere, La Selva, Rara Avis, Santa Rosa (Bosque humedo), Manuel Antonio, Osa Peninsula.
Alto Paraná, Amambay, Central, Concepción (ALWC, BMNH, MHNG).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 19 times found in tropical wet forest, 5 times found in tropical rainforest, 5 times found in mature wet forest, 4 times found in wet forest, 4 times found in tropical rainforest, with some big trees, probably a mix of primary and secondary forest, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, with big trees, probably primary, 1 times found in forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth forest, 1 times found in disturbed tropical wet forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 41 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times Ex sifted leaf litter., 2 times LeafLitter, 1 times Ex hojarasca, 1 times tall forest, rocky soil, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex sifted litter, rotten wood.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 31 times miniWinkler, 7 times maxiWinkler, 5 times Winkler, 2 times Berlese, 2 times Winkler48h, 1 times litter sample, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 44 hours.
Elevations: collected from 10 - 1000 meters, 498 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1972-03-05 and 2018-08-29