Ptinidae Beetles

  • Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)

    The drugstore beetle, named for its tendency to infest prescription drugs, is a member of the family of Ptinidae beetles, first described by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in 1758.

  • Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum)

    The common furniture beetle is a member of the family of Ptinidae beetles, first discovered by Swedish entomologist Baron Charles de Geer in 1774.

  • Smooth Spider Beetle (Gibbium aequinoctiale)

    The smooth spider beetle is a member of the family of spider beetles. It has a cosmopolitan distribution and is seen in various parts of the world.

  • Australian Spider Beetle (Ptinus tectus)

    The Australian spider beetle, endemic to Australia, has a cosmopolitan distribution at present. It mainly infests stored food alongcol3 museum specimens, causing severe damage. Though Ptinus tectus is its commonly used species name, it is synonymously referred to as Ptinus ocellus Brown, 1929 even at present.

  • Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)

    The cigarette beetle of the Ptinidae family is regarded as a tobacco pest mostly found incol3 cigarette packets and within tobacco bales and caskets. However, they might even infest other products like oilseeds, dried fruits, cereals, oilcake, and flour, alongcol3 books, silk, leather, or dried flowers. These beetles tend to play dead when threatened by […]