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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae with nine species. Most are assumed to be inquilines in the nests of ants. Their biology is relatively unknown and their relationships with ants is a mystery.

List of Plaumanniola and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Plaumanniola regina Jaloszynski, 2013 ants Brazil
Plaumanniola sanctaecatharinae Costa Lima, 1962 Octostruma stenognatha Brazil


  • Jałoszyński, Paweł, 2013, A new species of the putatively myrmecophilous genus Plaumanniola Costa Lima, with notes on the systematic position of Plaumanniolini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae), Zootaxa 3670 (3), pp. 317-328 : 320-322
  • O'Keefe, S.T. 2003: Revision of the Nearctic genus Papusus Casey (Coleoptera, Scydmaenidae). Memoirs on entomology international, 17: 257–309.