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Species Cupes capitatus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Archostemata
Family Cupedidae (Reticulated Beetles)
Genus Cupes
Species capitatus (Cupes capitatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cupes capitatus Fabricius, 1801
Numbers
Only species in this genus.
Size
c. 7.8 mm length - TOL
Identification
Tarsal grooves present on prosternum, separated by two low ridges. Antennae long and filiform. (1)
Coloration black with an orange/reddish head.
Range
Eastern USA & Canada (2)

State/Provincial Records: (2), BG Data
US: CT, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI, WV
CAN: ON
Season
Jun-Aug (BG data)
June, September (North Carolina).
Life Cycle
The larvae of this species as well as the life cycle and the preferred food source are unknown. - TOL
Remarks
Uncommon in the US
Print References
Brimley, p. 159, lists records from lower elevations in North Carolina for June, one high-elevation record in September. (3)
Fabricius, J.C. 1801. Systema Eleutheratorum. Kiliae, 2: 66-67.
Neboiss, A. 1984. Reclassification of Cupes Fabricius (s.lat.), with descriptions of new genera and species (Cupedidae: Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology 9: 443-477.
Internet References
North Carolina State University Entomology Collection records from North Carolina, with 19 pinned.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.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.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.