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There are a few myrmecophilous species in this genus which are Parasitoids of ants. Some species attack the larvae of Cyphomyrmex fungus-growing ants.

List of Acanthopria and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Acanthopria crassicornis Ashmead, 1896 Cyphomyrmex United States, Mexico


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