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There are a few myrmecophilous species in this genus which are Parasitoids of ants. Members of Asolenopsia are moderately to highly specialized associates to ecitonine ants. Their wings are primarily developed but subsequently bitten off by ants or cast off spontaneously (alectomy). Winged adults are also collected in light traps.

List of Asolenopsia and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Asolenopsia rufa Kieffer, 1921 Neivamyrmex carettei Argentina


  • Kieffer, “Proctotrypides hôtes des fourmis en Argentine,” Anales de la Sociedad Científica Argentina, vol. 91, pp. 36–41, 1921.