Cossyphodinus

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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Tenebrionidae with twelve species. All are inquilines in the nests of ants.

List of Cossyphodinus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Cossyphodinus basilewsky Ferrer, 1993 ants Zambia
Cossyphodinus beccarii (Gestro, 1872) ants Ethopia
Cossyphodinus bremeri Ferrer, 1993 Messor ferreri Kenya
Cossyphodinus bukavuensis Basilewsky, 1950 ants Congo
Cossyphodinus decimcarinatus (Ferrer, 1990) ants Kenya
Cossyphodinus georgeni Robiche, 2005 ants Benin
Cossyphodinus indicus Wasmann, 1899 ants India
Cossyphodinus joannae Basilewski, 1960 ants Tanzania
Cossyphodinus katanganus Basilewsky, 1950 ants Congo
Cossyphodinus leleupi Basilewsky, 1950 ants Congo
Cossyphodinus makuguensis Basilewsky, 1952 ants Congo
Cossyphodinus robichei Ferrer, 2006 ants Mozambique

REFERENCES

  • Basilewsky, P. (1950b) Nouveaux Cossyphodides du Congo belge (Col. Cossyphodidae). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, 43, 240–243.
  • Basilewsky, P. (1952) Les Cossyphodidae de l'Afrique Noire (Coleoptera Heteromeroidea Tenebrionaria). Publicacoes culturais/Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang), 14, 7–16.
  • Basilewsky, P. (1960) Mission zoologique de l'I.R.S.A.C. en Afrique orientale (P. Basilewsky et N. Leleup, 1957). XVIII. Coleoptera Cossyphodidae. Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge Tervuren (Sciences Zoologiques), 81, 317–318.
  • Ferrer, J. (2006) Tenebrionidos nuevos o interesantes de Mozambique, colectados por Gianfranco Curletti (1996, 1999) (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae). Rivista Piemontese di Storia Naturale, 27, 275–308.
  • Ferrer, J. & Collingwood, C. A. (1993) New species of Cossyphodinae from Africa (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) and description of the host ant Messor ferreri sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Entomofauna, 14, 221–232.
  • Gestro, R. (1874) Diagnose d'un Coléoptère nouveau de la famille des Colydiens. Petites Nouvelles Entomologiques, 1, 443.
  • Robiche, G. (2005) Première observation du genre Cossyphodinus Wasmann en Afrique occidentale et déscription d'une nouvelle espèce de la republique du Benin (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Cossyphodinae). Lambillionea, 105, 223–226.