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Genus Oligomerus

Death-Watch Beetle  - Oligomerus - male Deathwatch - Oligomerus alternans Deathwatch - Oligomerus alternans Ptinidae, ventral - Oligomerus Coleoptera - Oligomerus Ptinidae, ventral - Oligomerus Coleoptera - Oligomerus Hemicoelus? - Oligomerus alternans
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 Anobiinae (Death-watch Beetles)
Tribe Stegobiini
Genus Oligomerus
Explanation of Names
Oligomerus Redtenbacher 1849; type species: O. brunneus (Olivier 1790) (Europe)
14 spp. in our area(1)
key to species in(2)
Northern hemisphere
Larvae are wood-borers
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Eight new North American species of Anobiidae with keys and notes (Coleoptera)
White R.E. 1976. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 78: 154-170.