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Genus Ptinus

Ptinus tectus Boieldieu, 1856 - Ptinus tectus Ptinus sp. (EGR 4) - Ptinus Ptinus Ptinus Ptinidae, lateral - Ptinus concurrens Spider Beetle - Ptinus Ptinidae, dorsal - Ptinus fur Found under a bed. - Ptinus tectus
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 Ptinus
Explanation of Names
Ptinus Linnaeus 1767
Numbers
~40 spp. (incl. several adventive) in our area(1); 10 in Canada(2)
Identification
Key to spp. associated with stored products and most often found in buildings:(3)
Range
worldwide and across NA
Remarks
adventive sp. not yet in the guide: Ptinus bicinctus Sturm 1837; earliest record in our area: ?NS 1915(5); across Canada (NS-BC)(2); 2.6-3.2 mm(6)
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.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.
4.Borowiec L. (2007-) Iconographia Coleopterorum Poloniae
5.The Derodontidae, Dermestidae, Bostrichidae, and Anobiidae of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Coleoptera: Bostrichiformia)
C.J. Majka. 2007. Zootaxa 1573: 1–38.
6.Lompe A. (2002-) Die Käfer Europas: Ein Bestimmungswerk im Internet