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There is one myrmecophilous species in this genus. Bardistropus was established for a Microdon species, which has a greatly elongate basoflagellomere. The species is endemic to the Solomon Islands. While the description states that the species was based on two female types, these are males.

List of Bardistopus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Bardistopus papuanum Mann, 1920 ants Solomon Islands


  • Mann, W.M. 1920. Ant guests from Fiji and the British Solomon Islands. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 13: 60-69. [1920.04.27]
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.