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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Archostemata
Family: Cupedidae
Genus: Distocupes
Neboiss, 1984
Species: D. varians
Binomial name
Distocupes varians
(Lea 1902) Neboiss 1984

Distocupes is a monotypic genus of beetles in the family Cupedidae, the reticulated beetles. It contains the single species Distocupes varians.[1] It is endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. It is about 12 millimeters long and dark brown to black in color with a coat of lighter scales. Little is known about its biology.[2]


  1. ^ Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M.C., eds. (2000). "Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia". American Beetles. I. CRC Press LLC. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-8493-1925-9. 
  2. ^ Hörnschemeyer, T. 2010. Distocupes varians (Lea 1902) Neboiss 1984. Version 07 December 2010. The Tree of Life Web Project.

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