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Paralimulodes wasmanni

W. Eugene Hall
Containing group: Cephaloplectinae


Paralimulodes currently consists of one species (Bruch, 1919; Wilson et al., 1954) occurring within North and South America. The type species was originally associated with the ant Neivamyrmex spegazzinii.


Paralimulodes can be distinguished from other genera of Cephaloplectinae by its 8-segmented antennae. The body form is somewhat narrower and elongated compared to other members of the subfamily.

Geographic Distribution

Paralimulodes wasmanni was originally described from Argentina. Wilson et al. (1954) note the association of P. wasmanni with the ant Neivamyrmex carolinense in Alabama (United States).

Other Names for Paralimulodes wasmanni


Bruch, C. 1919. Un nuevo coleoptero ecitofilo. Physis, 4: 579-582.

Wilson, E.O., T. Eisner and B.D. Valentine. 1954. The beetle genus Paralimulodes Bruch in North America, with notes on morphology and behavior (Coleoptera: Limulodidae). Psyche: 154-161.

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