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Ectatommiphila Lea 1914

Michael S. Caterino
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Containing group: Chlamydopsinae

Introduction

Ectatommiphila contains only two species. They are rather distinctive among Chlamydopsinae, and the two species (pictured above) are very similar. The genus was named as an indication of their host ant relationships with the ant now known as Rhytidoponera (formerly Ectatomma).

The author of Ectatommiphila (Lea, 1914) considered the genus to represent relatively plesiomorphic Chlamydopsinae. Recent phylogenetic work has not supported this, placing the genus within a clade containing Chlamydopsis and Eucurtia (Caterino & Dégallier, 2007). Its position is not, however, considered adequately resolved as yet.

Characteristics

Ectatommiphila is characterized by its flat dorsum and low, transversely incised elytral trichomes.

References

Lea, A. 1914. On Australian and Tasmanian Coleoptera with descriptions of new species. Part II. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 26 (n.s.), 211227.

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Scientific Name Ectatommiphila opaca
Location Australia
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
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Scientific Name Ectatommiphila glabra
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By Michael S. Caterino
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