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golden spider beetle

Scientific Name
Niptus hololeucus
Scientific Author
(Faldermann)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Anobiidae: Ptininae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Adult body length 3-4.5mm; ponotum and elytra entirely obscured by recumbent golden yellow setae; hind femur as long as hind tibia,

Can be confused with Trigonogenius globulus but can be distinguish by: Trigonogenius globulus has a hind femur stout with apical one third expanded, elytra and pronotum covered with gray and brown adpressed hair;  Niptus hololeucus has a hind femur slender with apical one third expanded, elytra and pronotum covered with golden adpressed hair.

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See Canadian Beetle Identification Guide weblink

See Insect and Mite Pests in Stored Foods weblink

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
19/03/2007 04:52 AEST
Last Updated
20/03/2007 22:45 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) golden spider beetle (Niptus hololeucus) Updated on 3/20/2007 10:45:41 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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