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Species Ptinus hystrix

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Bostrichoidea
Family Ptinidae (Death-watch and Spider Beetles)
Subfamily Ptininae (Spider Beetles)
Tribe Ptinini
Genus Ptinus
No Taxon (subgenus Gynopterus)
Species hystrix (Ptinus hystrix)
Explanation of Names
Ptinus hystrix Fall 1905
Size
2.6-2.8 mm (Fall 1905)
Identification
Separated from similar members of the P. interruptus group by elytral hairs being in part longer than distance between two elytral puncture series, the latter being coarsely punctured, not narrower than intervals.
Range
c. to s. TX - Map (1)(2), mostly RGV
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.An illustrated and descriptive catalogue of the Ptinidae of North Amerika.
Papp, C.S. 1962. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 9(5): 367-423.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)