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This [[Myrmecophiles|myrmecophilous]] genus of cricket, restricted to ant nests, contains three species.
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This [[Myrmecophiles|myrmecophilous]] genus of cricket, belonging to the family Myrmecophilidae, is restricted to ant nests.
  
===List of ''Myrmophilellus'' and their Host Ants===
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Myrmophilellus pilipes, a myrmecophilous cricket that lives inside ant nests, has been reported from India, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. However, our field survey along several years revealed a broader Asian distribution of this species and a host-generalist biology. We suggest that human transportation of tramp ant species and lack of host-specificity favored the broad distribution of M. pilipes.
  
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==List of ''Myrmophilellus'' Species and their Host Ants==
 
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| ''Myrmophilellus meneliki'' ||Reichensperger, 1913|| ''[[Acantholepis capensis]]'' and ''[[Camponotus rufoglaucus]]''|| Ethiopia
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|''[[Myrmophilellus meneliki]]'' ||Reichensperger, 1913|| ''[[Lepisiota capensis]]'' and ''[[Camponotus rufoglaucus]]''|| Ethiopia ||
 
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| ''Myrmophilellus pilipes'' || Chopard, 1928|| ants|| India, Sri Lanka (type), Bhutan||
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|''[[Myrmophilellus pilipes]]'' || Chopard, 1928|| ants|| India, Sri Lanka (type), Bhutan||
 
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==REFERENCES==
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*Chopard L (1928) Revision of Indian Gryllidae. Rec Indian Museum 30:1–36
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*[[Media:Hsu, P.-W., Hugel, S. et al. 2020. Ant crickets associated with the invasive yellow crazy ant (10.25849@myrmecol.news 030@103).pdf|Hsu, P.-W., Hugel, S., Wetterer, J.K., Tseng, S.-P., Ooi, C.-S.M., Lee, C.-Y., Yang, C.-C.S. 2020. Ant crickets (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae) associated with the invasive  yellow crazy ant ''Anoplolepis gracilipes'' (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): evidence for cryptic species and potential co-introduction with hosts. Myrmecological News 30: 103-129]] ({{doi|10.25849/myrmecol.news_030:103}}).
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*Ingrisch S (2010) Review of the ant loving crickets from South-East Asia (Orthoptera: Gryllidae, Myrmecophilinae). Entomol Z 120:3–12.
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*Komatsu, T., & Maruyama, M. (2016). Additional records of the distribution and host ant species for the ant cricket Myrmophilellus pilipes. Insectes Sociaux, 63(4), 623-627.
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Latest revision as of 23:00, 16 June 2022

This myrmecophilous genus of cricket, belonging to the family Myrmecophilidae, is restricted to ant nests.

Myrmophilellus pilipes, a myrmecophilous cricket that lives inside ant nests, has been reported from India, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. However, our field survey along several years revealed a broader Asian distribution of this species and a host-generalist biology. We suggest that human transportation of tramp ant species and lack of host-specificity favored the broad distribution of M. pilipes.


List of Myrmophilellus Species and their Host Ants

Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Myrmophilellus meneliki Reichensperger, 1913 Lepisiota capensis and Camponotus rufoglaucus Ethiopia
Myrmophilellus pilipes Chopard, 1928 ants India, Sri Lanka (type), Bhutan

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