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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
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 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)
Numbers
12 spp. in our area(1), 35 in Europe(2) + a lot more in the Old World
Size
about 2.5-4 mm
Identification
Keys to species in(3)(4)(1) (use all three papers to cover all NA species)
Range
Almost worldwide but by far more diverse in the Old World (absent from Australia and probably South America)
Food
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