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Ptinus tectus

(Ptinus tectus)

Description

Ptinus tectus, often called the Australian spider beetle, is a species of beetle in the genus Ptinus of the family Ptinidae, or family Anobiidae, subfamily Ptininae. It is a cosmopolitan species (arrived in Europe and the UK from Australia in 1900). It is a pest of stored foods and museum specimens. P. tectus (Boieldieu, 1856) is the name most often used for this species. Some works still state Ptinus ocellus Brown, 1929.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Ptinidae
Genus:Ptinus
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