Homopterus

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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Carabidae (Paussini) beetles with twelve described species.

List of Homopterus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Homopterus amplificatus Reichensperger, 1938 ants Ecuador
Homopterus arrowi Reichensperger, 1938 ants Belize, Guyana, Honduras, Paraguay
Homopterus bolivianus H.Kolbe, 1920 ants Bolivia
Homopterus brasiliensis (Westwood, 1838) ants Brazil
Homopterus cunctans Reichensperger, 1938 ants French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela
Hompoterus hispaniolensis Nagel, 1987 ants Dominican Republic-extinct
Homopterus honduriensis Darlington, 1937 ants Honduras, Mexico, Panama
Homopterus kriegi Reichensperger, 1938 ants Venezula
Homopterus lunacarvalhoi Martinez & Jimenez-Asua, 1965 ants Argentina
Homopterus martinezi Luna De Carvalho, 1963 ants Brazil
Homopterus proemonens H.Kolbe, 1920 ants Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico
Homopterus steinbachi H.Kolbe, 1920 ants Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Honduras, Mexico
Homopterus subcordatus Darlington, 1950 ants Panama

REFERENCES

  • DARLINGTON, P. J., JR. 1937. A new paussid bettle from Central America. Psyche 44, 56-7.
  • DARLINGTON, P. J., JR. 1950. Paussid beetles. Trans. American Ent. Soc. 76:47-142.
  • Kolbe,H.(1920):DiePaussidenSüdamerikas.Ent.Mitt.9:131-156
  • LUNA DE CARVALHO, E. 1963. Paussideos americanos. Mem. e Estudos Mus. 2001. Univ. Coimbra, No. 283: 22 pp
  • Martinez,A.&L.Jimenez-Asua(1965):Notas sobre Paussini sudamericanos con descripeion de una nuevae specie (Col.Carab.-Pauss.).Ciencia, Mex.23(6):233—236
  • PALLISTER, J. C. 1954. Homopterus hondurensis Darlington from Yucatan, Mexico. Bull. Brooklyn Ent. Soc. 49 :27-28.
  • REICHENSPERGER A. 1938. Sudamerikanische Paussiden (Col.) und einige Vorbemerkungen. ReD. de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro) 8, 68-79.