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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae with sixty-one species.

List of Pella and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Pella angustula (Casey, 1893) ants Illinois
Pella caliginosa (Casey, 1893) ants
Pella carolina (Casey, 1911) ants
Pella criddlei (Casey, 1911) ants
Pella fauveli (Sharp, 1883) Lasius California
Pella gesneri Klimaszewski, 2005 ants
Pella loricata (Casey, 1911) ants Illinois
Pella maoershanensis Song & Li, 2013 Lasius spathepus China
Pella planifer ants Pennsylvania
Pella recisa (Casey, 1911) ants
Pella schmitti (Hamilton, 1895) ants


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