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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Ptinus raptor - Eastern Spider Beetle

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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 Ptinini
Genus Ptinus
No Taxon (subgenus Gynopterus)
Species raptor (Eastern Spider Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Ptinus raptor Sturm 1837
Size
2.5-4 mm(1)
Range
native to Europe, adventive and now transcontinental in North America (NF-AK to... TBA)(2)(3)
Habitat
mainly in cereal products in warehouses(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NS 1930(4)
the most common Ptinus in e. Canada(2)