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Cupedidae

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Archostemata
Superfamilia: Cupedoidea
Familia: Cupedidae
Subfamiliae: Cupedinae - Priacminae - †Mesocupedinae

Overview of genera

Adinolepis - Ascioplaga - Cupes - Paracupes - Priacma - Prolixocupes - Rhipsideigma + fossil only genera

Name

Cupedidae Laporte, 1836

References

* Kirejtshuk, A.G. 2005: A revision of the genus Cupes Fabricius, 1801 from Baltic amber and some notes on taxonomy and composition of the family Cupedidae (Coleoptera, Archostemata). Mitteilungen aus dem Geologisch-Palaeontologischen Institut der Universitaet Hamburg, 89: 55-83. page scans
* Neboiss, A. 1984: Reclassification of Cupes Fabricius (s.lat.), with descriptions of new genera and species (Cupedidae: Coleoptera). Systematic entomology, 9: 443-477.


links

* Australian Faunal Directory
* Cupedidae in SYNOPSIS OF THE DESCRIBED COLEOPTERA OF THE WORLD
* Tree of Life Web Project. 1995. Cupedidae. Version 01 January 1995 (temporary) in The Tree of Life Web Project


Vernacular names
English: reticulated beetles
Русский: Лакомки

Cupedidae is a small family of beetles, notable for the square pattern of "windows" on their elytra (hard forewings), which gives the family their common name of reticulated beetles.

The family consists of about 30 species in nine genera, with a Pangean (worldwide) distribution. Many more extinct species are known, dating as far back as the Triassic.

These beetles tend to be elongate with a parallel-sided body, ranging in size from 5 to 25 mm, with colors brownish, blackish, or gray. The larvae are wood-borers, typically living in fungus-infested wood, and sometimes found in wood construction.

Males of Priacma serrata (western North America) are notable for being strongly attracted to common household bleach.

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