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Species Sphaericus gibboides

Sphaericus gibboides
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 Sphaericini
Genus Sphaericus
Species gibboides (Sphaericus gibboides)
Explanation of Names
Sphaericus (Sphaericus) gibboides (Boieldieu 1854)
Identification
Range
Mediterranean region and introduced in w. North America and New Zealand (Archibald and Chalmers 1983). In Canada only sw. BC(1)
Remarks
infests wooden cabinets(2), larvae may damage cabinetwork by tunneling before pupation(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.
2.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.