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There are three species in this myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae beetle.

List of Ecitocryptus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Ecitocryptus inopinatus Borgmeier, 1931 Eciton Brazil
Ecitocryptus kungae Kistner, 2006 Eciton burchellii Costa Rica
Ecitocryptus sulcatus Bormgeier, 1930 Eciton Brazil


  • Borgmeier, T. 1930. Zwei neue Gattungen ecitophiler aleocharinen (Col., Staph.). Zoologischer anzeiger 92: 165–178. [original description: p. 173]
  • Borgmeier, T. 1931. Sobre alguns coleopteros ecitophilos do Brasil (Staphylinidae). Revista de entomologia 1: 355–367. [original description: p. 363]
  • Kistner, D.H. 2006. Ecitocryptus kungae - A new species of Myrmecophile from Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 47(3): 677–685. [original description: p. 677]