This species inhabits mature wet forest, where it nests in soil. Wheeler (1925) described the species from a colony found nesting in the soil immediately around the fungus chamber of a Sericomyrmex amabilis nest.
Panama (type locality), Costa Rica. Costa Rica: Atlantic and southern Pacific lowlands.
Taxonomic historySee also: Smith, 1955d PDF: 303; Wilson, 2003a: 637.