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There are nine species in this myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae.


List of Mimocete and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Mimocete balaena Fauvel, 1899 ants ANGOLA, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., GABON
Mimocete carinata Kistner, 1958 ants KENYA, UGANDA
Mimocete fageli Kistner, 1958 ants CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, KENYA, RWANDA, TANZANIA, UGANDA, ZAIRE
Mimocete kenyensis Kistner, 1963 ants KENYA, TANZANIA
Mimocete liberiensis Kistner, 1958 ants GHANA, IVORY COAST, LIBERIA, NIGERIA
Mimocete minor (Cameron, 1933) ants ANGOLA, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, UGANDA, ZAIRE
Mimocete reichenspergeri Kistner, 1958 ants KENYA, TANZANIA
Mimocete subliberiensis Jacobson & Kistner, 1974 ants Ghana
Mimocete torpilla Fauvel, 1899 ants ANGOLA, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, KENYA, MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA, ZAIRE, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE, SOUTH AFRICA

REFERENCES

  • Cameron, M. New species of Staphylinidae (Col.) from the Belgian Congo. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique, 73: 35-53. (1933).
  • Fauvel, A. In: Raffray, A. & A. Fauvel. Genres et espèces de Staphylinides nouveaux d'Afrique. Revue d'Entomologie, 18: 1-44, pl. 1. (1899).
  • Jacobson, H. R. & D. H. Kistner. Some myrmecophiles and some Euaesthetinae from Ghana (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 20: 53-91. (1974).
  • Kistner, D. H. The evolution of the Pygostenini (Coleoptera Staphylinidae). Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge, Tervuren (Série 8º: Sciences Zoologiques), 68: 1-198. (1958).
  • Kistner, D. H. New species and new records of Pygostenini from Uganda and Kenya (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 39 (2): 135-148. (1963).