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There are nine species in this myrmecophilous genus of Histeridae.

List of Mesynodites and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Mesynodites aciculatus (Schmidt, 1893) ants Paraguay
Mesynodites affinis Reichensperger, 1931 ants Brazil
Mesynodites attaphilus Bruch, 1933 Atta sexdens Argentina, Brazil
Mesynodites degallieri Tishechkin, 2007 ants South America
Mesynodites drakei (Schmidt, 1893 ants South America
Mesynodites intermedius Reichensperger, 1935 ants South America
Mesynodites schuppii (Schmidt, 1893 ants South America
Mesynodites sodalis (Reichensperger, 1924) ants South America
Mesynodites virgatus Reichensperger, 1931 ants South America


  • Marseul, S. A. de. 1857. Essai monographique sur la famille des Histérides (Suite). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, Séries 1-6 sér.3:t.5 : 397-516.
  • Reichensperger A. Neue Beiträge zur Artenkenntnis und zur Lebensweise myrmekophiler Histeriden. Verh d III int Kongr Ent (Zürich). 1926;2:184–203.
  • Tishechkin, Alexey K., 2007: Phylogenetic Revision of the Genus Mesynodites (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Hetaeriinae) with Descriptions of New Tribes, Genera and Species. Sociobiology, vol. 49, no. 1. 1-167. - via Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
  • Tishechkin, A., Daniel J. C. Kronauer, and Christoph Von Beeren "Taxonomic Review and Natural History Notes of the Army Ant-Associated Beetle Genus Ecclisister Reichensperger (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Haeteriinae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(2), 279-288, (27 June 2017).