presumably lives in bee nests and disperses on adult bees; details of biology unknown
Female: Idiosomal shield short, not covering posterior body (Fig. 1). Peritremes wide, wider than stigma (Figs. 1, 5). Ambulacra elongated (Fig. 2, 11). Claws reduced (Fig. 11). Corniculi membranous (Fig. 6). Ventral gnathosomal setae (hypostomatic and palpcoxal) short, spiniform (Fig. 6).
Female: Peritremes not extending beyond legs II (Figs. 1, 5). Tectum well-sclerotized (Figs. 1, 9). Anal shield transversely oval (nearly circular); not elongated longitudinally or triangular (Fig. 10).
This genus is known from a single species, Stevelus amiculus.
Neotropical region (Panama)
The single known female was collected from the nest of an unidentified stingless bee (Meliponini) (Hunter, 1963).
associated exclusively with bees or their close relative, wasps; cannot live without these hosts
some life stages are associated with bees, while others are not
can complete entire life cycle without bees or their close relative, wasps