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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae with nine species. Most are assumed to be inquilines in the nests of ants. Their biology is relatively unknown and their relationships with ants is a mystery.


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List of Cephennium and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Cephennium majus Reitter, 1882 ants