Ecitophya

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There are six species in this myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae beetle.

List of Ecitophya and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Ecitophya bicolor Reichensperger, 1933 Eciton Peru
Ecitophya consecta Mann, 1921 Eciton
Ecitophya gracilima Mann, 1925 Eciton
Ecitophya melanotica Mann, 1926 Eciton
Ecitophya rapaxae Mann, 1926 Eciton Peru
Ecitophya rettenmeyeri Kistner & Jacobson, 1990 Eciton Costa Rica


REFERENCES

  • Akre, R.D. 1966. Behavior of Staphylinidae associated with army ants (Formi- cidae: Ecitonini). J. Kansas Ent. Soc. 39: 745-782.
  • Kistner, D. & H.Jacobson, 1990. Cladistic analysis and taxonomic revision of the ecitophilous tribe Ecitocharini with studies of their behavior and evolution (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Sociobiology 17(3): 333-465.
  • Mann, William M. 1926. New neotropical myrmecophiles. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 16(16): 448-455.