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There are fifty-two species in this myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae beetle.

List of Doryloxenus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Doryloxenus aenictophilus Song & Li, 2014 ants China
Doryloxenus alzadae ants
Doryloxenus amicus ants
Doryloxenus annulatus Wasmann, 1904 ants Congo
Doryloxenus coecus Berghoff et al 2003 Dorylus laevigatus Malaysia
Doryloxenus groveri Jacobson & Kistner, 1979 Dorylus laevigatus Malaysia


  • Jacobson, H.R. & Kistner, D.H., 1975. The natural history of the myrmecophilous tribe Pygostenini. Sociobiology 1(3): 151–379. [original description: p. 192]
  • Kistner D.H., Berghoff S.M., Maschwitz U. (2003). Myrmecophilous Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) associated with Dorylus (Dichthadia) laevigatus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Malaysia with studies of their behavior. Sociobiology 41(1): 209—266.
  • Song, X.-B.; Li, L.-Z. 2014: Three new species of the myrmecophilous genus Doryloxenus from China (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). ZooKeys, 456: 75–83.