Paramixogaster

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There are 25 myrmecophilous species in this genus. Paramixogaster has an appendix on vein R4+5 that is absent in Mixogaster. Larvae are found in ant nests. Mesonotum with transverse suture incomplete, interrupted medially. Tergites 3 and 4 fused. Male without long pilosity on basoflagellomere

List of Paramixogaster and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Paramixogaster acantholepidis (Speiser, 1913) Lepisiota capensis South Africa
Paramixogaster aphritinus (Thomson, 1869) ants
Paramixogaster brunetti Reemer, 2013 ants
Paramixogaster contractus (Brunetti, 1923) ants Pakistan
Paramixogaster conveniens (Brunetti, 1923) ants India
Paramixogaster crematogastri (Speiser, 1913) Crematogaster South Africa
Paramixogaster daveyi (Knab & Malloch, 1912) ants Australia
Paramixogaster decipiens (Meijere, 1917) ants
Paramixogaster elisabethae (Keiser, 1971) ants Madagascar
Paramixogaster fujianensis Cheng, 2012 ants
Paramixogaster gayi (Paramonov, 1957) ants Australia
Paramixogaster icariiformis Pendlebury, 1927 ants Malay Peninsula
Paramixogaster illucens (Bezzi, 1915) ants
Paramixogaster indicus (Doleschall, 1857) ants
Paramixogaster luxor (Curran, 1931) ants Malay Peninsula
Paramixogaster odyneroides (Meijere, 1908) ants Papua Indonesia
Paramixogaster omeanus (Paramonov, 1957) ants Australia
Paramixogaster petiolata (Hull, 1944) ants Australia
Paramixogaster piptotus Reemer, 2013 ants Madagascar
Paramixogaster praetermissus (Ferguson, 1926) ants Australia
Paramixogaster sacki Reemer, 2013 ants Oriental
Paramixogaster variegatus (Walker, 1852) ants Australia
Paramixogaster vespiformis (Meijere, 1908) ants
Paramixogaster wegneri Keiser, 1964 ants Indonesia (Maluku)
Paramixogaster yunnanensis Cheng, 2012 ants

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