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There are six species in this genus which are Parasitoids of ants.

List of Lirata and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Lirata batesella (Westwood, 1874) ants Brazil
Lirata diabla Heraty, 2002: ants Brazil
Lirata luteogaster Cameron, 1884 ants Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela
Lirata pallescens (Walker, 1862) ants Brazil
Lirata pustula Heraty, 2002 ants Brazil
Lirata striatissima (Walker, 1862) ants Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago


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