EctatommiphilaMichael S. Caterino
- Ectatommiphila glabra (Lea)
- Ectatommiphila opaca (Lea)
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.
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.), 211–227.
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