This species has a very wide range from Central America (recorded as far north as Costa Rica) south throughout tropical South America. Costa Rica: Atlantic slope from sea level to 800m.
This species inhabits wet forest habitats. It is most often encountered by looking under stones or by sifting leaf litter from the forest floor (Winkler samples). An alate queen was collected at La Selva Biological Station on 2 November 1994.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 131 times found in mature wet forest, 64 times found in tropical rainforest, 40 times found in montane wet forest, 34 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 38 times found in tropical wet forest, 5 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 8 times found in tropical moist forest, 5 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Puesto18,135G. 10m., 5 times found in montane rainforest, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 262 times MiniWinkler, 38 times MaxiWinkler, 11 times Berlese, 11 times Winkler, 14 times Mini Winkler, 9 times search, 1 times Search & Berles, 1 times Baiting, 1 times FIT, 1 times Fogging
Elevations: collected from 50 - 1150 meters, 471 meters average