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Costa Rica: Atlantic lowlands.
I know this species only from Atlantic lowland rainforest in the vicinity of La Selva Biological Station. There are numerous collections from La Selva, and I have collected it up to 600m elevation on the forested slopes above La Selva. The species occurs in the high canopy of mature rainforest. Workers are moderately common in canopy fogging samples. Nests I have observed have all been in narrow-guage dead stems, less than 1cm outside diameter. These have all been in the tops of rainforest trees, found either by climbing the trees or searching in recent treefalls. I have not collected the species in open or highly disturbed areas, and I do not find workers on low vegetation.
Forel, A. 1899. Biologia Centrali-Americana; or, contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and Central America. Insecta. Hymenoptera. 3 (Formicidae). London. 169 pp.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in montane wet forest, 6 times found in SSO 350m, 5 times found in Entre SHO y SSE, 7 times found in tropical wet forest, 2 times found in LOC, 3 times found in Entre el SHO y SSE, 3 times found in SURA 850M, 1 times found in tall secondgrowth forest, 1 times found in CCL 400, 1 times found in 2º wet forest, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 41 times Fogging, 8 times Search, 12 times Foggin, 10 times Beating, 10 times Malaise, 2 times Sweeping, 2 times blacklight, 1 times miniWinkler, 1 times Search mature forest
Elevations: collected from 30 - 880 meters, 208 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus raphaelis: casent0910742