Anobiidae


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Anobiidae

[‚an·ə′bī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The deathwatch beetles, a family of coleopteran insects of the superfamily Bostrichoidea.

Anobiidae

 

a family of beetles. The cylindrical body measures 2–8 mm in length. The head is partly covered by a projection of the pronotum, and the tarsi are five-jointed. The coloring ranges from brown to black. The larvae are curved and white, with short legs. The family’s approximately 1,000 species, distributed throughout the world, live mainly in dead, dry wood, including deadwood and lumber.

In the USSR there are more than 100 species of Anobiidae. Anobium pertinax, a black insect measuring 5–7 mm in length, mainly damages the walls and beams of wooden structures. The furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum), 3–4 mm long and dark brown in color, damages furniture, frames, and floors. The drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum) is a reddish-brown beetle measuring 2–3 mm in length that feeds on grain products, dried plants, books, and the like.

Control measures include fumigation and the impregnation or covering of infested objects with toxic substances.

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de Familia organizaciones Archeocrypticidae * 3 Anobiidae 39 Anthicidae 2 Biphylidae * 1 Carabidae 14 Chrysomelidae 17 Ciidae * 1 Cleridae 6 Coccinelidae 1 Colydiidae 2 Cryptophagidae 36 Curculionidae 653 Dermestidae 119 Endomychidae * 2 Histeridae 1.
Neuroptera Myrmeleontidae Ascaloptynx appendiculance Coleoptera Agyrtidae Necrophilus pettiti Coleoptera Anobiidae Tricorynus sp.
volvulus, Xylosandrus crassiusculus, and numerous species of Anobiidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, and Platypodinae.
L Pa X Dade * Dade Pa Dade Pa Dade Pa Dade Pa X Hymenopteran Location Plant Anobiidae Carabidae Family species Unidentified Apenes sp.
Se encontraron familias con habitos generalistas temporales, que fueron capturados durante todos los anos independientemente de la epoca de muestreo, tales como Scolytidae, Staphylinidae, Scarabaeidae, Carabidae y Nitidulidae; especialistas espaciales que solo se encontraron en BTF como Cicindelidae o Noteridae y familias raras de las cuales solo se capturaron uno o dos individuos como Buprestidae, Coccinelidae, Dermestidae, Meloidae, Oedemeridae y Anobiidae, en un solo periodo y un habitat especifco.