Stipomorpha

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There are 25 myrmecophilous species in this genus. Sternites 2 and 3 separated by unusually wide membraneous parts, about as wide as tergite 2 medially or wider (may be hard to see in dry specimens). Aedeagus unfurcate.

List of Stipomorpha and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Stipomorpha apicula Curran, 1930 ants Neotropical: Panama
Stipomorpha crematogastri Reemer, 2013 Crematogaster Brazil
Stipomorpha dichromata Reemer, 2013 ants Brazil
Stipomorpha elcopala Reemer, 2013 ants Costa Rica, Honduras
Stipomorpha fallax Reemer, 2013 ants Costa Rica, Panama
Stipomorpha fraudator Shannon, 1927 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha goettei (Shannon, 1927) ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha guianica Curran, 1925 ants Neotropical:
Stipomorpha inarmata Curran, 1925 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha lacteipennis Shannon, 1927 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha lanei Curran, 1936 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha litoralis Papavero, 1964 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha mackiei Curran, 1940 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha maculipennis Reemer, 2013 ants Argentina
Stipomorpha mendax Reemer, 2013 ants Suriname
Stipomorpha micromidas Shannon, 1925 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha mixta Curran, 1940 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha panamana Reemer, 2013 ants Panama
Stipomorpha puerilis Doesburg, 1966 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha simillima Hull, 1950: ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha spuria Reemer, 2013 ants Suriname
Stipomorpha tenuicauda Curran, 1925 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha trigoniformis Shannon, 1927 ants Neotropical
Stipomorpha wheeleri Mann, 1928 Crematogaster torosa Neotropical: Panama
Stipomorpha zophera Reemer, 2013 ants Ecuador, French Guyana

REFERENCES

  • Cheng, Xin-Yue; Thompson, F. Christian (2008). "A generic conspectus of the Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of two new genera from Africa and China" (PDF Adobe Acrobat). Zootaxa. New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 1879: 21–48.
  • Meijere, J.C.H. de 1908. Studien über sudostasiatische Dipteren. III. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 51: 191-332, pls. 7-8. [1908.12.31]
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.