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There are eight myrmecophilous species in this genus.

List of Heliodon and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Heliodon chapini Hull, 1941 ants Oriental
Heliodon doris Reemer, 2013 ants Oriental: Thailand
Heliodon elisabeth Keiser, 1958 ants Sri Lanka
Heliodon elisabethanna Reemer, 2013 ants Oriental: Thailand
Heliodon gloriosus Hull, 1941 ants Oriental
Heliodon klossi Curran, 1931 ants Borneo
Heliodon tiber Reemer, 2013 ants Indonesia: Sumatra
Heliodon tricinctus Meijere, 1908 ants Indonesia: Java


  • Curran, C.H. 1931. Records and descriptions of Syrphidae from North Borneo including Mt. Kinabalu. J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 16: 333-376.
  • Hull, F.M. 1941. Some undescribed Syrphid flies from the Neotropical region. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 31: 432-440.
  • Keiser, F. 1958. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Syrphidenfauna von Ceylon (Dipt.). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 65: 185-239.
  • Knutson L, Thompson F, Vockeroth J (1975) Family Syrphidae. In: Delfinado M Hardy D (Eds). A catalog of the Diptera of the Oriental region, Volume II, suborder Brachycera through division Aschiza, suborder Cyclorrhapha. University Press of Hawaii, Honolulu: 307-386
  • Meijere, J.C.H. de 1908. Studien über sudostasiatische Dipteren. III. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 51: 191-332, pls. 7-8.
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.