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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae with 18 species.


List of Thiasophila and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Thiasophila angulata (Erichson, 1837) Formica aquilonia, Formica lugubris, Formica polyctena, Formica pratensis, Formica rufa, Formica sanguinea, Formica truncorum, Formica uralensis, Lasius brunneus and Lasius fuliginosus EUROPE, RUSSIA (EUROPEAN, E SIBERIA), TURKEY, KAZAKHSTAN, UZBEKISTAN
Thiasophila aynumosir Maruyama & Zerche, 2014 ants Japan
Thiasophila bercionis Bernhauer, 1926 ants FINLAND, GERMANY, SWEDEN, RUSSIA
Thiasophila blanchardi Casey, 1911 ants United States: Massachusetts
Thiasophila canaliculata Mulsant & Rey, 1875 ants EUROPE (AU BY CZ DE EN FI FR GE IT NR PL SV SZ), RUSSIA (EUROPEAN), TURKEY
Thiasophila inquilina (Märkel, 1842) ants EUROPE (AU BE BY CZ DE EN FI FR GB GE IT LA LT LU NL NR PL SK SV SZ UK), RUSSIA (N EUROPEAN)
Thiasophila kaszabi Zerche, 1987 ants Mongolia
Thiasophila laticollis Casey, 1893 ants United States: New York
Thiasophila lohsei Zerche, 1987 Formica pratensis EUROPE (AU BH BU FR GE SL SZ), UKRAINE (CRIMEA)
Thiasophila nipponica Maruyama & Zerche, 2014 ants Japan
Thiasophila parvula Notman, 1921 ants United States: New York
Thiasophila pexa Motschulsky, 1860 ants RUSSIA (E SIBERIA), MONGOLIA, KOREA (N)
Thiasophila pulchricornis Pace, 1997 ants Colombia Apatusa
Thiasophila rufescens Sharp, 1874 ants Japan
Thiasophila shinanonis Maruyama & Zerche, 2014 ants Japan
Thiasophila szujeckii Zagaja & Staniec, 2015 Formica truncorum Poland
Thiasophila wickhami Casey, 1911 ants North America
Thiasophila wockii (G.W. Schneider, 1862) ants EUROPE, RUSSIA (N EUROPEAN)

REFERENCES

  • Bernhauer, M. Eine neue Thiasophila aus Mitteleuropa. Koleopterologische Rundschau, 12 (1): 30. (1926).
  • Casey, T. L. New American species of Aleocharinae and Myllaeninae, pp. 1-245. In: Memoirs on the Coleoptera, Vol. 2. New Era Printing Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (1911)
  • Märkel, J. C. F. Anfrage und Bitte. Entomologische Zeitung (Stettin), 3 (6): 142-144. (1842)
  • Maruyama, M. & L. Zerche. Japanese species of the myrmecophilous genus Thiasophila Kraatz, 1856 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Esakia, 54: 17-25. (2014).
  • Zagaja, M., Staniec, B. & Pietrykowska-Tudruj, E. (2014) The first morphological description of the immature stages of Thiasophila Kraatz, 1856 (Coleoptera; Staphylinidae) inhabiting ant colonies of the Formica rufa group. Zootaxa, 3774 (4), 301–323.
  • Zerche, L. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Gattung Thiasophila Kraatz, 1856 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Entomologische Blätter für Biologie und Systematik der Käfer, 83 (2-3): 91-114. (1987).