Ectatommiphila

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There are two species in this myrmecophilous genus of Histeridae. Ectatommiphila is easily recognised by its large size (c. 4 mm, and flat dorsum (Fig. 14C, D). Its small trichomes open as transverse slits which are not raised above the level of the elytra.

List of Ectatommiphila and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Ectatommiphila glabra Lea, 1910 Rhytidoponera metallica Australia: NSWS.
Ectatommiphila opaca (Lea, 1912) Rhytidoponera metallica Australia NSW, Vic.

REFERENCES

  • Lea, A. (1910). Australian and Tasmanian Coleoptera inhabiting or resorting to the nests of ants, bees and termites. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 23, 116–230.
  • Lea, A. (1912). Australian and Tasmanian Coleoptera inhabiting or resorting to the nests of ants, bees and termites. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 25, 31–78.