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Stegobium paniceum (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Source: IPM Images
Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Pochkäfer
• English: drugstore beetles
deathwatch beetles
• Español: anóbidos
• Français: anobiidés

Anobiidae - (drugstore beetles)

This family contains more than 1,500 species of small to medium sized beetles (typically 2-7 mm). They breed mainly in dry wood. Several species attack wooden structures and furnitures or infest stored products. Important pests are, for example, the cigarette beetle and the drugstore beetle.

The adults have a cylindrical shape with the head often hidden under the pronotum. The larvae resemble scarabs with a curved shape and a large terminal abdominal segment.

The following genera and individual species are currently entered in the system: