Taxon profile


Death Watch Beetle
Xestobium rufovillosum (De Geer, 1774)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Ptinidae - death-watch beetles »  genus Xestobium »  subgenus Xestobium

Scientific synonyms

Anobium rufovillosum
Ptinus faber Thunberg, 1784
Anobium fatidicus Shaw, 1792
Ptinus fuscus Gmelin, 1790
Ptinus pulsator Schaller, 1783
Anobium pulsator
Anobium pulsatorium Scriba, 1790
Byrrhus rubiginosus O. F. Müller, 1776
Xestobium squalidum LeConte, 1874
Dermestes tesselatum Villers, 1789


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Links and literature

EN Pest Information Wiki [Xestobium_rufovillosum]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Xestobium rufovillosum de Geer]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [100031]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Xestobium rufovillosum (De Geer, 1774)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ EN Zahradník P. (2017): Seznam brouků (Coleptera) České republiky a Slovenska, Lesnická práce, s.r.o. [as Xestobium rufovillosum (DeGeer 1774)]
Data retrieved on: 13 February 2020

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