Family Cupedidae (Reticulated Beetles)

Reticulate Beetles are named after the rectangular punctures in their elytra.  Their larvae bore in wood previously infected by a fungus.  Australia has two genera of Cupedidae. Only one species is listed in Tasmania.

Distocupes varians

 

References

CSIRO, 1990. Insects of Australia, Volume  2: A Textbook for Students and Research Workers. 2nd Edition. Melbourne University Publishing.

Grove S.J., Forster  L. G. ,Porch, N. (2021) An illustrated checklist of the insects of Tasmania. Part 1 – Coleoptera (beetles). The Royal Society of Tasmania. Hobart

Lawrence, JF & Slipinski A, 2013.  Australian Beetles; Morphology, Classification and Keys, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Semmens, TD; McQuillan PB and Hayhurst G 1992, Catalogue of the Insects of Tasmania, Department of Primary Industry Tasmania