Tenomerga cinerea

Reticulated Beetle

Tenomerga cinerea, Reticulated Beetle in family Cupedidae


Family: Cupedidae

Subfamily: Cupedinae

Length: 8 - 11 mm


The Reticulate Beetles are divided into two subfamilies. One, Priacminae, contains only the North American genus Priacma.

The other subfamily, Cupedinae, has eight genera found in every part of the world except Europe, New Zealand, and Antarctica.

Larvae of this family mine in wood, particularly rotting wood that contains strands of fungus.

Head and thorax (dorsally) of Tenomerga cinerea, Cupedidae

Cupedid Beetle, Tenomerga cinerea, lateral view

Note: This page is both the Tenomerga cinerea page, and the family page for Cupedidae.

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