oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Stichotrema robertsoni spec. n. (Strepsiptera: Myrmecolacidae): the first report of stylopization in minor workers of an ant (Pheidole sp.: Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Volume 54, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



This is the first report of the occurrence of stylopization in minor workers of Pheidole sp. found in a nest. Previous reports of stylopized Formicidae have been of single males found in light and black light traps. The strepsipteran Stichotrema robertsoni spec. n. a parasite of Pheidole sp., is descriptionbed. The heteromerous host relationship of the heterotrophic type in the family Myrmecolacidae (Strepsiptera) is outlined, and superparasitism in this species is discussed.

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