Paramicrodon

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There are eight myrmecophilous species in this genus. They differ from Microdon by their short antennae and the lack of appendices on vein R4+5. Larvae are found in ant nests. They are native to Oriental, Australian, and Neotropical regions.


List of Paramicrodon and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Paramicrodon cinctellus (Sack, 1926) ants
Paramicrodon delicatulus Hull, 1937 ants
Paramicrodon flukei Curran, 1936 ants
Paramicrodon lorentzi Meijere, 1913 ants Papua Indonesia
Paramicrodon miranda (Herve-Bazin, 1926) ants
Paramicrodon nigripennis (Sack, 1922) ants
Paramicrodon novus Hull, 1937 ants
Paramicrodon toxopei Meijere, 1929 ants

REFERENCES

  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.