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There is one myrmecophilous species in this genus. Paragodon paragoides is a small (4–5 mm) hoverfly which differs from other hoverflies by its simple male genitalia, and was accordingly considered the most primitive microdontine species.

List of Paragodon and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Paragodon paragoides Thompson, 1969 ants Neotropical Mexico to Costa Rica


  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.
  • Thompson, F. Christian (1969). "A New Genus of Microdontine Flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with Notes on the Placement of the Subfamily" (PDF Adobe Acrobat). Psyche. Cambridge, Mass: Cambridge Entomological Club. 76 (1): 74–85.