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There are four species in this genus which are Parasitoids of ants.

List of Australosema and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Australosema politurae Burks, 2017 ants Australia
Australosema synempora (Heraty, 1994) ants Australia
Australosema valgius (Walker, 1839) ants Australia
Australosema verghetta Burks, 2017 ants Australia


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