AntWiki: The Ants --- Online

There is one species in this myrmecophilous genus.

List of Megalostomis and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Megalostomis dimidata (Lacordaire) Atta mexicana, Atta texana Neotropical


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