Family Ptinidae (Furniture and Spider Beetles)

(formerly Anobiidae)

Most larval Ptinids bore and feed on dead wood.  As a result they can do damage to furniture.  The most serious pest in Australia is Anobium punctatum.  Other species have been found to live in bird, insect and spider nests and some feed on fungal fruiting bodies.

Subfamily Anobiinae
Anobium punctatum

Anobium Anobiinae Anobiidae Australia  Anobium Anobiinae Anobiidae Australia 

Genus Hadrobregmus

Hadrobregmus Anobiinae Anobiidae Australia  Hadrobregmus Anobiinae Anobiidae Australia   

Subfamily Dryophilinae
Genus Dryophilodes

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Subfamily Mesocoelopodinae
Genus Deltocryptus
    

Subfamily Ptininae
Genus Ptinus 
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Pending ID – Ptinidae
IMG 7118  IMG 7119

References

Lea, A. M. 1924. On Australian Anobiides (Coleoptera). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 48: 15-64.

Matthews, E. G. 1985. A Guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia. Part 4 Polyphaga: Byrrhoidea, Buprestoidea, Dryopoidea, Elateroidea, Cantharoidea, Derodontoidea, and Bostrichoidea. Special Educational Bulletin Series No. 7, South Australian Museum, Adelaide.

Semmens, T. D., McQuillan, P. B., & Hayhurst G. 1992. Catalogue of the Insects of Tasmania. Department of Primary Industry Tasmania.