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There are three species in this myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae.

List of Sympolemon and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Sympolemon anommatis Wasmann, 1900 Dorylus Cameroon, Belgian Congo
Sympolemon rufobrunneus Tottenham, 1957 Dorylus Congo
Sympolemon uhurui Kistner, 1963 Dorylus Congo


  • Kistner, D. H. (1963) New species and new records of rare species of Pygostenini from the Congo Republic (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae).: Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 39 (1): 19-34. - via Catalogue of Life
  • Tottenham, C. E. (1957) Contributions à l'étude de la faune entomologique du Ruanda-Urundi (Mission P. Basilewsky 1953). CXX. Coleoptera Staphylinidae: Tachyporinae, Pygosteninae (cont.) and Aleocharinae (part).: Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge, Tervuren (Série 8º: Sciences Zoologiques), 58: 73-135.