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There are two myrmecophilous species in this genus. The critical characteristic is the narrow, elongated abdomen. Larvae are found in ant nests. They are native to parts of Asia.

List of Parocyptamus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Parocyptamus sonamii (Shiraki, 1930) ants Asia
Parocyptamus stenogaster (Curran, 1931) ants Asia


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