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Genus Apsectus

Apsectus araneorum Apsectus Apsectus araneorum Beal - Apsectus araneorum Beetle 2 - Apsectus Beetle 2 - Apsectus Beetle 2 - Apsectus Hairy Beetle - Apsectus hispidus Carpet Beetle - Apsectus hispidus
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 Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Genus Apsectus
Explanation of Names
Apsectus LeConte 1854
From Greek apsektos (αψεκτος) 'not disapproved'
2 spp. in our area, 8 total(1)
US (PA to so. TX-CA)(2)(3) to Panama(1)
spider webs(2)
spider webbing and dried eggs(2)
Works Cited
1.Háva J. (2018) World catalogue of the Dermestidae
2.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.
3.California Beetle Project