AntWiki: The Ants --- Online

There are four species in this myrmecophilous genus.

List of Cryptocephalus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Cryptocephalus anceps Suffrian, Pheidole Palearctic
Cryptocephalus fulvus (Goeze) Lasius fuliginosus Britain
Cryptocephalus morarei (Linaeus}, Myrmica rugulosa Palearctic
Cryptocephalus ocellatus Drapiez, Lasius niger Palearctic


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