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Genus Ptilinus - Death-watch 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 Ptilininae
Genus Ptilinus (Death-watch Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Ptilinus O.F. Müller 1764; type species: Ptilinus pectinicornis (Linnaeus 1758) (w. Palaearctic)
Numbers
9 spp. in our area(1), 5 in Europe...
Size
3-6 mm
Identification
protibiae produced into a triangular spine, antennae pectinate in males
Range
Holarctic; spp. described from the southern hemisphere belong to related genera
Food
Larvae are wood-borers [our spp. in hardwood(1)]
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.