Ozaena

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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Carabidae (Paussinae) beetles with thirteen described species.


List of Ozaena and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Ozaena boucheri Deuve, 2001 host Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana
Ozaena convexa Banninger, 1927 host Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela
Ozaena dentipes Olivier, 1812 host French Guiana
Ozaena ecuadorica Banninger, 1949 host Ecuador
Ozaena elevata Banninger, 1956 host Brazil, Paraguay
Ozaena erwini Deuve, 2009 host
Ozaena grossa Banninger, 1927 host Argentina
Ozaena lemoulti Banninger, 1932 Camponotus ocreatus Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Nicaragua, United States (Arizona)
Ozaena linearis Banninger, 1927 host Argentina
Ozaena manu Ball & Shpeley, 1990 host Peru
Ozaena martinezi Ogueta, 1965 host Bolivia, Colombia
Ozaena maxi Ball & Shpeley, 1990 host French Guiana
Ozaena moreti Deuve, 2001 host Ecuador
Ozaena thomasi Deuve, 2009 host Venezuela

REFERENCES

  • Bänninger, M. Über Carabinae, Ergänzungen und Berichtigungen (Col.) 17. Beitrag. -. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 75 (4): 177-212. (Berlin). (1932).
  • Moore W, Di Giulio A (2019) Out of the burrow and into the nest: Functional anatomy of three life history stages of Ozaena lemoulti (Coleoptera: Carabidae) reveals an obligate life with ants. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0209790
  • Olivier, A.G. Encyclopédie méthodique, ou par ordre de matières; par une société de gens de lettres, de savans et d'artistes; précédée d'un vocabulaire universel, servant de table pour tout l'ouvrage, ornée des portraits de Mm. DIDEROT & D'ALEMBERT, premiers éditeurs. pp. 361-722. (Paris: AGASSE). (1812)