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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Staphylinidae with six species. All are inquilines in the nests of ants.

List of Adranes and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Adranes angustus Casey, 1924 Missouri
Adranes coecus (Fall, 1901) Lasius americanus,Lasius niger, Lasius neoniger, Aphaenogaster fulva Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin
Adranes dietzei Schaeffer, 1906 California
Adranes lecontei Brendel, 1865 Lasius umbratus, Aphaenogaster fulva Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Adranes pacificus Wickham, 1901 Lasius niger California
Adranes taylori Wickham, 1901 Lasius niger, Lasius pallitarsis California, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington


  • Akre, R. D. and W. B. Hill 1973. Behavior of Adranes taylori, a myrmecophilous beetle associated with Lasius sitkaensis in the Pacific Northwest (Coleóptera: Pselaphidae; Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, vol. 46, pp. 526-536, illus.
  • Casey, T. L. 1924 Additions to the known Coleóptera ofNorth America. Lancaster Press, Inc., Lancaster, PA. Memoirs on the Coleóptera, vol. 11, pp. 1-347.
  • Schaeffer, C. F. A. 1906 Six new Pselaphidae. Transactions ofthe American Entomological Society, vol. 32, pp. 261-266.
  • Wickham, H. F. 1901 Two new blind beetles of the genus Adranes, from the Pacific Coast. The Canadian Entomologist, vol. 33, pp. 25-28.