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Species Pseudeurostus hilleri

Pseudeurostus hilleri
Classification
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 Ptininae (Spider Beetles)
Tribe Ptinini
Genus Pseudeurostus
Species hilleri (Pseudeurostus hilleri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eurostus hilleri
Explanation of Names
Pseudeurostus hilleri (Reitter 1877)
Identification
Range
Japan, introduced in NA (1921) and England (ca. 1940). In Canada the species has been reported from NB to BC(1)
Habitat
all specimens collected in Canada have been found in warehouses. reported in feed mills in Wisconsin(1); often found with rat and mouse droppings(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: QC 1936(3)