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There are five myrmecophilous species in this genus. Tergites 3 and 4 not fused, strongly overlapping. Tergite 4 in lateral view more or less perpendicular to tergite 2. Basoflagellomere bare; longer than scape. Larvae are found in ant nests.

List of Ceratophya and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Ceratophya argentinensis Reemer, 2013 ants Neotropical: Argentina
Ceratophya carinifacies Curran, 1934 ants Neotropical: Brazil, Guyana
Ceratophya notata Wiedemann, 1824 ants Neotropical: Brazil
Ceratophya panamensis Curran, 1930 ants Neotropical: Panama
Ceratophya scolopus Shannon, 1927 ants Neotropical: Amazon


  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.
  • Shannon, R.C. 1927. A review of the South American two-winged flies of the family Syrphidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 70(9)[2658], 34 p.