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Species Niptus hololeucus - Golden Spider Beetle

Niptus hololeucus
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 Niptus
Species hololeucus (Golden Spider Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Niptus hololeucus (Faldermann 1835)
Size
3.0–4.5 mm(1)
Identification
Range
temperate regions worldwide, probably originally from the Black Sea area; across Canada(2)(1)
Habitat
In Canada, mainly warehouses; may be abundant(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: QC ~1890(3)