Tetradonia

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There are thirty-five species in this myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae beetle.

List of Tetradonia and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Tetradonia laselvensis Maruyama & von Beeren, 2016 Eciton burchellii Costa Rica
Tetradonia laticeps Jacobson & Kistner, 1998 Eciton vagans, Eciton mexicanum Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama
Tetradonia lizonae von Beeren & Maruyama, 2016 Eciton hamatum Costa Rica
Tetradonia marginalis Reichensperger, 1935 ants
Tetradonia megalops (Casey, 1906) ants Texas
Tetradonia minuta ants Guatemala
Tetradonia newtoni ants Mexico
Tetradonia palenquensis ants Mexico
Tetradonia tikalensis Jacobson & Kistner, 1998 Eciton burchellii Costa Rica, Guatemala


REFERENCES

  • Jacobson, H. & D.Kistner 1998. A redescription of the myrmecophilous genus Tetradonia and a description of a new, closely related, free-living genus, Tetradonella (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 31(2): 151-279.
  • von Beeren, C. M.Maruyama, D.J. Kronauer 2016. Community Sampling and Integrative Taxonomy Reveal New Species and Host Specificity in the Army Ant-Associated Beetle Genus Tetradonia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Plos One 11(12).