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This myrmecophilous genus of cricket, restricted to ant nests, contains two species.

List of Myrmophilellus and their Host Ants

List of Myrmophilellus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Myrmophilellus meneliki Reichensperger, 1913 Lepisiota capensis and Camponotus rufoglaucus Ethiopia
Myrmophilellus pilipes Chopard, 1928 ants India, Sri Lanka (type), Bhutan


  • Chopard L (1928) Revision of Indian Gryllidae. Rec Indian Museum 30:1–36
  • Ingrisch S (2010) Review of the ant loving crickets from South-East Asia (Orthoptera: Gryllidae, Myrmecophilinae). Entomol Z 120:3–12.
  • Komatsu, T., & Maruyama, M. (2016). Additional records of the distribution and host ant species for the ant cricket Myrmophilellus pilipes. Insectes Sociaux, 63(4), 623-627.