Sunday 16 October 2011

Spider beetle

I found this tiny spider beetle, Ptinus sexpunctatus in the bath today. The second time I see this species, both times found in the bathroom. The name spider beetle comes from the long legs and antennae of the beetle and its tucked-in head, which makes them resemble a spider superficially. They feed on decaying insects and are often found in bee nests, presumably feeding on the pollen/larvae.

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