Gibbium sp. - Shining Spider Beetle
Anobiidae (Ptinidae)
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

Spider beetles are pests of stored grain.

USA AZ Pima Co.: Tucson 
38º54'N 120º38'W, 750m. 
Urban area, indoors.
#AW2820, voucher specimen in ALWC.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.