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This myrmecophilous genus of cricket, belonging to the family Myrmecophilidae, is restricted to ant nests.

List of Myrmophilellus Species 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.