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There are three species in this genus which are Parasitoids of ants.

List of Thoracantha and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Thoracantha anchura Walker, 1846 ants Brazil
Thoracantha spegazzinii (Gemignani, 1933) ants Argentina
Thoracantha striata Perty, 1833 ants Argentina, Brazil


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