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Species Tenomerga cinerea

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Archostemata
Family Cupedidae (Reticulated Beetles)
Genus Tenomerga
Species cinerea (Tenomerga cinerea)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tenomerga cinerea (Say, 1831)

Cupes cinerea Say, 1831
Cupes concolor Westwood, 1835
Cupes trilineata Melsheimer, 1845
Cupes oculatus Casey, 1897
7-13 mm

Full grown larvae ~ 25mm (1)
e. NA (QC-FL to SD-TX) - Map (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
Can be found in moist basement timbers made of pine, oak, and chestnut. They are not considered destructive because the infested wood is usually already destroyed by decay.(1)
Adults feed on decaying and moist wood.(1)
Comes to lights.
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.Tenomerga cinerea (Say) (Coleoptera: Cupedidae), a new South Dakota state record for the family.
Johnson, P.J. and L.A. Hesler. 2016. The Coleopterists Bulletin 70(1): 194-195.
5.A new reticulated beetle (Coleoptera: Cupedidae) from Mexico with a catalogue of Cupedidae species of the world
Geovanni M. Rodríguez-Mirón & Sarah López-Pérez. 2019. Zootaxa 4567 (1): 147–160.
6.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)