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There are seven species in this myrmecophilous genus of Scarabaeidae.

List of Martineziana and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Martineziana argentina (Harold, 1867) ants Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay
Martineziana cambeforti (Chalumeau 1983) ants Boliva, Argentina, Brazil, French Guiana.
Martineziana dutertrei (Chalumeau 1983) fire ants South America: Cuba, Guyana, United States (introduced)
Martineziana excavaticollis (Blanchard 1843) ants Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay.
Martineziana separata (Schmidt, 1909) ants Paraguay
Martineziana simplex (Balthasar, 1963) ants NEOTROPICAL(BOLIVIA, ARGENTINA, BRAZIL:MATO GROSSO, PARÁ, PARAGUAY, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA, FRENCH GUIANA)
Martineziana vandykei (Hinton, 1936) ants Mexico

REFERENCES

  • Chalumeau, F. 1983. Batesiana et Martinezia, nouveux genres d’Eupariini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) du nouveau monde. Bulletin Mensuel de la Societe Linneenne de Lyon 52(5): 142-153.
  • Stebnicka, Z. T. 2007. New species of Iarupea Martínez and morphological specializations among related taxa associated with ants and termites (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Eupariini). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 114(3): 573-590.
  • Wojcik, D. P., W. A. Banks, D. M. Hicks, and J. W. Summerlin. 1977a. Fire ant myrmecophiles: new hosts and distribution of Myrmecaphodius excavaticollis (Blanchard) and Euparia castanea Serville (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 31: 329-334.
  • Wojcik, D. P., and D. H. Habeck. 1977b. Fire ant myrmecophiles: breeding period and ovariole number in Myrmecaphodius excavaticollis (Blanchard) and Euparia castanea Serville (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 31: 335-338.
  • Wojcik, D. P., W. A. Banks, and D. H. Habeck. 1978. Fire ant myrmecophiles: flight periods of Myrmecaphodius excavaticollis (Blanchard) and Euparia castanea Serville (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 32: 59-64.