The reticulated beetles
) are one of the many families of beetles (Order Coleoptera) that exist outside the knowledge of the average person. According to Arnett (1993)
, "Adults and larvae [are] found in logs of oak, chestnut, and pine with adults sometimes found swarming in sunlit woods." Of the 5 species known from the U.S. and Canada, just a single species is common in the Great Lakes region, being known from Michigan and Indiana (Dunn 1996
) and presumed to occur in Berrien County
In the following list, numerical notations in parentheses are used to indicate the known distribution of a genus (following Arnett 1993), with 1+5 indicating a genus found in both the northeastern U.S. and Canada and the north-central U.S.
Family Cupedidae (reticulated beetles):
Cupes sp. (1+5)
Cupes concolor, Mottled Cupes [IN, MI]