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A myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Lomechusini: Lomechusina

List of Xenodusa and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Lomechusoides amurensis Wasmann, 1897 ants Japan
Lomechusoides inflatus Zetterstedt, 1828 Formica rufa Finland, Sweden, Russia (European, e Siberia), Armenia, Mongolia
Lomechusoides minor Reitter, 1887 ants China, Mongolia
Lomechusoides mongolicus Wasmann, 1897 ants China, Mongolia, Russia
Lomechusoides schneideri Maruyama & Hlaváč, 2004 Myrmica China
Lomechusoides sibiricus Motschulsky, 1844 Formica sanguinea China, Mongolia, Russia
Lomechusoides straneoi Koch, 1936 Formica cunicularia Italy
Lomechusoides strumosus Fiori, 1914 ants Italy
Lomechusoides teres Eppelsheim, 1884 Formica sanguinea Armenia, Georgia, Finland, Sweden, Russia
Lomechusoides throngensis Sawada, 1994 Formica Nepal
Lomechusoides turkestanicus Roubal, 1916 ants China
Lomechusoides uenoi Maruyama & Hlaváč, 2004 Formica fusca China
Lomechusoides wasmanni Reitter, 1918 Formica sanguinea Azerbaijan
Lomechusoides zaitzevi Schilow, 1977 ants Tajikistan


  • Hlavac, J.T. 2013. A taxonomic revision of the myrmecophilous genus Lomechusoides tottenham, 1939 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) Part I. Redescription of the genus, definition of species groups and the revision of the amurensis Wasmann 1897 species group. Zootaxa.3683:65-81.