Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Xyletinus

Anobiid - Xyletinus lugubris Anobiid  - Xyletinus lugubris Xyletinus lugubris Xyletinus? - Xyletinus fasciatus - male Xyletinus? - Xyletinus fasciatus - male Anobiid - Xyletinus Xyletinus pubescens LeConte - Xyletinus pubescens Xyletinus pubescens LeConte - Xyletinus pubescens
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 Xyletininae
Tribe Xyletinini
Genus Xyletinus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Several species have been transferred to Euvrilletta
Explanation of Names
Xyletinus Latreille 1809; type species: X. ater (Creutzer in Panzer 1796) (Palaearctic)
12 spp. in our area(1), 35 in Europe(2) + a lot more in the Old World
about 2.5-4 mm
Keys to species in(3)(4)(1) (use all three papers to cover all NA species)
Almost worldwide but by far more diverse in the Old World (absent from Australia and probably South America)
Depends on species. Most larvae are wood borers, but some develop in dry mammal dung. Little is known about the habits of nearctic spp., but both lifestyles occur here as well