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There are six myrmecophilous species in this genus. Found in Mexico, host ants are Pachycondyla

List of Hypselosyrphus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Hypselosyrphus amazonicus Reemer, 2013 ants Neotropical: Peru
Hypselosyrphus anax Thompson, 1976 ants Neotropical: Brazil
Hypselosyrphus corbiculipes Papavero, 1962 ants Neotropical: Brazil
Hypselosyrphus plaumanni Curran, 1940 ants Neotropical: Brazil
Hypselosyrphus trigonus Hull, 1937 Neoponera villosa Neotropical: Belize, Mexico, Panama
Hypselosyrphus ulopodus Hull, 1944 ants Neotropical: Peru, Paraguay


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  • Pérez-Lachaud, G., Jervis, M. A., Reemer, M. and Lachaud, J.-P. (2014), An unusual, but not unexpected, evolutionary step taken by syrphid flies: the first record of true primary parasitoidism of ants by Microdontinae. Biol J Linn Soc Lond, 111: 462–472. doi:10.1111/bij.12220
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.