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Genus Gibbium

Spider beetle - Gibbium aequinoctiale Spider Beetle - Gibbium - Gibbium aequinoctiale smooth spider beetle? - Gibbium aequinoctiale Beetle - Gibbium aequinoctiale Beetle - Gibbium aequinoctiale Gibbium sp.? - Gibbium aequinoctiale Gibbium aequinoctiale ? - Gibbium aequinoctiale Smooth Spider Beetle - Gibbium aequinoctiale
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 Gibbiini
Genus Gibbium
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
many workers treat Gibbium and Mezium in a separate subfamily, Gibbiinae(1)
Explanation of Names
Gibbium Scopoli 1777
Numbers
A single species in NA (G. aequinoctiale; reports of G. psylloides are erroneous)(2); worldwide, three species of this genus are known to be associated with stored products(3)
Identification
reliable species identification involves extraction of male genitalia
Range
cosmopolitan(4)(3)
Works Cited
1.de Jong Y.S.D.M. (ed.) (2011) Fauna Europaea version 2.4
2.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.
3.Death-watch and spider beetles of Wisconsin—Coleoptera: Ptinidae
Arango, R.A. and D.K. Young. 2012. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-209. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.
4.Coleoptera families other than Cerambycidae, Curculionidae sensu lato, Chrysomelidae sensu lato and Coccinelidae -- Chapter 8.5
Denux O., Zagatti P. 2010. BioRisk 4: 315–406.