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Species Mezium affine - Shiny Spider Beetle

Northern Spider Beetle - Mezium affine beetle? that looks like a tiny eggplant - Mezium affine beetle? that looks like a tiny eggplant - Mezium affine Shiny Spider Beetle - Mezium affine spider beetle - Mezium affine spider beetle  - Mezium affine spider beetle  - Mezium affine spider beetle  - Mezium affine
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 Meziini
Genus Mezium
Species affine (Shiny Spider Beetle)
Numbers
Mezium affine Boieldieu 1856
Size
~3 mm
Identification
see here and(1)
Range
Widespread in the northern hemisphere, probably of African origin. In Canada, NS to SK; BC(1)
Habitat
As in M. americanum
Remarks
earliest record in our area: ne. US 1904(2)