Description:

6.GOLDENSPIDERBEETLEThis beetle stand out are the golden hairs which cover it's back and head, species of spider beetles may be found infesting all types of stored food products. The beetles are most commonly found in vegetables in warehouses, poorly kept storerooms, cellars, and old houses, and sometimes occur in considerable numbers. They like sun light, but move actively in the dark.

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Appearance:

Adult are 1/8"" - 3/16"" in length. They have ovoid abdomen with a pinched waist. Whole body covered in golden-yellow hairs. Larva is similar to Australian spider beetle.

 

Lifecycle:

They can leave up to 6 - 7 months at 68°F. Adults can live up to 9 months.

 

Habits:

Sometimes they are linked to the damage of textiles in the domestic home. Adults appear in greater numbers in June/July and October/November. The adults have biting mouthparts. Spider beetles cannot fly.

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