A. uruguayensis is endemic to Uruguay and belongs in the A. tessellatus species complex (Normark & Lanteri 1998), naturally distributed in central Argentina and southern Brazil.
This species is distinguished mainly by characters of the female genitalia and molecular data of COI (Normark & Lanteri 1996). A flow cytometry analysis suggests that is probably tetraploid (Normark 1996). Its populations include females and males.
Associated with vegetation of the Pampean biogeographic province, mainly pastures.