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There is are six species in this parasitoid genus of Phoridae that attack ants.

List of Commoptera and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Commoptera affinis Borgmeier, 1928 Neivamyrmex legionis Brazil
Commoptera coeci Borgmeier, 1971 ants
Commoptera ecitonis Borgmeier, 1926 ants
Commoptera pygmaea Borgmeier, 1928 Eciton dulcium Argentina
Commoptera setiventris Borgmeier, 1971 ants
Commoptera solenopsidis Brues, 1901 Solenopsis geminata United States


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