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Holometabola > Coleoptera
Worldwide, there are three families in the
suborder, of which two occur in southern Africa. The third family, Ommatidae, is
only known from Australia. There are two known species in the suborder from
southern Africa: Cupes capensis (Cupedidae), which is indigenous, and Micromalthus
debilis, which is an introduced species from the USA. Larvae of this
suborder are all known to be borers into rotten logs and fungus.
Families in southern Africa
A rare family in Southern Africa, with only one
known species, Cupes capensis, which is found in southern Cape and
east coast forests. Larvae bore into rotten logs and fungi.
One introduced species in southern Africa. Larvae
bore into rotten logs.