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Species Nicobium castaneum

Nicobium castaneum (Olivier) - Nicobium castaneum Nicobium castaneum (Olivier) - Nicobium castaneum
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Ptinidae (Death-watch and Spider Beetles)
Subfamily Anobiinae (Death-watch Beetles)
Tribe Nicobiini
Genus Nicobium
Species castaneum (Nicobium castaneum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nicobium castaneum (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Anobium castaneum Olivier 1790
Explanation of Names
castaneum = 'chestnut-colored'
3.3-6.5 mm
so. US to TX(1); non-native in NA, apparently of European origin (widespread in warmer parts of Europe & in the Mediterranean basin)(2)(3)
various wood products and yellow pine (1)
may severely damage softwood (incl. furniture, wood artifacts), books(3), and be a pest in museums and libraries(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Coleoptera Poloniae
3.Coleoptera families other than Cerambycidae, Curculionidae sensu lato, Chrysomelidae sensu lato and Coccinelidae -- Chapter 8.5
Denux O., Zagatti P. 2010. BioRisk 4: 315–406.