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This is a myrmecophilous genus of Tenebrionidae with six species. Most are assumed to be inquilines in the nests of ants. Their biology is relatively unknown and their relationships with ants is a mystery.

List of Alaudes and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Alaudes alternata Fall, 1928 ants California
Alaudes fallax Fall, 1928 ants California
Alaudes setigera Blaisdell, 1919 ants California
Alaudes singularis Horn, 1870 ants California
Alaudes squamosa Blaisdell, 1919 ants California, Nevada
Alaudes testacea Blaisdell, 1919 ants California