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There are thirty-five species in this myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae beetle.

List of Tetradonia and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Tetradonia akrei Jacobson & Kistner, 1998 ants Panama
Tetradonia alvarengai Borgmeier, 1959 ants Brazil
Tetradonia laselvensis Maruyama & von Beeren, 2016 Eciton burchellii Costa Rica
Tetradonia laticeps Jacobson & Kistner, 1998 Eciton vagans, Eciton mexicanum Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama
Tetradonia lizonae von Beeren & Maruyama, 2016 Eciton hamatum Costa Rica
Tetradonia marginalis Reichensperger, 1935 ants Costa Rica
Tetradonia megalops (Casey, 1906) ants Texas
Tetradonia minuta Jacobson & Kistner, 1998 ants Guatemala
Tetradonia newtoni Jacobson & Kistner, 1998 ants Mexico
Tetradonia palenquensis Jacobson & Kistner, 1998 ants Mexico
Tetradonia tikalensis Jacobson & Kistner, 1998 Eciton burchellii Costa Rica, Guatemala


  • Jacobson, H. & D.Kistner 1998. A redescription of the myrmecophilous genus Tetradonia and a description of a new, closely related, free-living genus, Tetradonella (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Sociobiology 31(2): 151-279.
  • von Beeren, C. M.Maruyama, D.J. Kronauer 2016. Community Sampling and Integrative Taxonomy Reveal New Species and Host Specificity in the Army Ant-Associated Beetle Genus Tetradonia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Plos One 11(12).