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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae with seven species.

List of Myrmigaster and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Myrmigaster boliviensis Ashe & Kistner, 2005 ants Bolivia
Myrmigaster costaricensis Ashe & Kistner, 2005 Neoponera lineaticeps Costa Rica
Myrmigaster loretoensis (Bruch, 1932) Pachycondyla striata Argentina
Myrmigaster manni Ashe & Kistner, 2005 Neoponera fauveli Bolivia
Myrmigaster permira (Wasmann, 1896) Neoponera fauveli Bolivia
Myrmigaster singularis Sharp, 1876 ants Brazil
Myrmigaster wasmanni (Fauvel, 1899) ants Bolivia


  • Ashe, J. S. & D. H. Kistner. Revision of the myrmecophilous genus Myrmigaster, with new synonymy and descriptions of new species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Sociobiology, 45 (2): 221-254. (2005).