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There are four myrmecophilous species in this genus. Larvae are found in ant nests. They are native to the Neotropics.

List of Schizoceratomyia and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Schizoceratomyia barretoi Carrera, Lopes & Lane, 1947 ants Neotropical: Brazil
Schizoceratomyia carrerai (Papavero, 1962) ants Neotropical: Brazil
Schizoceratomyia flavipes Carrera, Lopes & Lane, 1947 ants Neotropical: Suriname, Brazil
Schizoceratomyia malleri (Curran, 1947) ants Neotropical: Brazil


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  • Curran, C.H. 1947. A fissicorn syrphid fly from Brazil (Diptera). American Museum Novitates 1347, 2 pp.
  • Papavero, N. 1962. Quatro novas especies de Microdontinae do Brasil (Diptera, Syrphidae). Papeis Avulso Zool. 15: 317-326.
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.