Costa Rica: Atlantic slope, from 50 to 1100m in Cordillera Volcanica Central.
This is a poorly known species that inhabits forest floor leaf litter in rainforest. Conservation International's TEAM project has collected 3 workers from La Selva Biological Station and the adjacent portion of the Barva transect, from Winkler samples of sifted leaf litter from the forest floor. Alate queens have twice been collected at lights at La Selva. Danilo Brenes collected a worker in a sweepnet sample from the 1070m site on the Barva Transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park. E. Rojas, an INBio Parataxonomist, collected an alate queen from a lowland forest site in southern Limon province.
See additional observations on ferruginea complex under panamensis.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 24 times found in mature wet forest, 11 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in CCL 300, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in old cacao plantation, 1 times found in Sura, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 26 times miniWinkler, 4 times Malaise, 3 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times Blacklight, 2 times Mini Winkler, 1 times Berlese, 1 times flight intercept trap, 1 times light trap, 1 times search, 1 times Sweeping
Elevations: collected from 20 - 1250 meters, 292 meters average