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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae with nine species. They are found with Dorylus driver ants.

List of Myrmechusa and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Myrmechusa brunii (Eichelbaum, 1908 ) ants Kenya
Myrmechusa camerounensis Koblick & Kistner, 1965 Dorylus rufescens Cameroun, Rwanda
Myrmechusa feae Bernhauer, 1927 Dorylus nigricans arcens, Dorylus nigricans molestus Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal
Myrmechusa grandis Bernhauer, 1938 ants Angola, DR Congo, Republic of Congo
Myrmechusa katangensis Koblick & Kistner, 1965 ants DR Congo, Tanzania
Myrmechusa kivuensis Kistner & Jacobson, 1982 ants DR Congo
Myrmechusa kohli Wasmann, 1916 Dorylus nigricans molestus, Dorylus wilverthi DR Congo, Zimbabwe
Myrmechusa mirabilis Wasmann, 1908 Dorylus nigricans molestus Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania
Myrmechusa selindensis Hlavac, 2003 Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri Zimbabwe


  • KOBLICK, T.A. & KiSTNER, D.H. 1965: A Revision of the Species of the Genus Myrmechusa from tropical Africa with notes on their behaviour and their relationship to the Pygostenini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). - Annals of the Entomological Society of America 58 (1): 28-44.