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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Tenebrionidae with one species.

List of Bycrea and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Bycrea villosa Pascoe,1868 Atta mexicana Arizona; Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala


  • Navarrete-Heredia, J. L. 2001. Beetles associated with Atta and Acromymex ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 127:381–429.
  • Rojas, P. 1988. Nota sobre una poblacion de Bycrea villosa Pascoe (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) en los detritos de Atta mexicana (F. Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Folia Entomológica Mexicana 76:73–88.
  • Steiner W.E. (2004) The first records of Bycrea villosa Pascoe (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the United States, Central America and Colombia and notes on its association with leaf-cutting ants. The Coleopterists Bulletin 58: 329-334.