Whitemarked spider beetle Ptinus fur, copyright Joseph Berger.

Belongs within: Ptinidae.

Ptinus, spider beetles, is a cosmopolitan genus of long-legged beetles with elytra bearing a vestiture of appressed scales or setae. A number of species are widespread as storage pests.

    |--P. adeps Olliff 1886 M86
    |--P. albomaculatus Macleay 1872 M86
    |--P. attritus Olliff 1886 M86
    |--P. bicinctus C01
    |--P. carinatus Lucas 1846 E12
    |--P. clavipes [incl. P. mobilis] B70
    |--P. egenus Olliff 1886 M86
    |--P. eminens Olliff 1886 M86
    |--P. exulans Erichs. 1842 M86
    |--P. fossulatus Lucas 1846 E12
    |--P. fur Linn. 1761 M86
    |--P. gibbicollis Lucas 1846 E12
    |--P. hirticollis Lucas 1846 E12
    |--P. imulus Olliff 1886 M86
    |--P. latro C01
    |--P. longus Olliff 1886 M86
    |--P. mauritanicus Lucas 1846 E12
    |--P. obesus Lucas 1846 E12
    |--P. pusillus LB91
    |--P. rotundicollis Lucas 1846 E12
    |--P. rufus Lucas 1846 E12
    `--P. tectus [incl. P. pilosus White 1846] M86

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B70] Britton, E. B. 1970. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 495–621. Melbourne University Press.

[C01] Csiki, E. 1901. Bogarak [Coleopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy], pp. 75–120. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[LB91] Lawrence, J. F., & E. B. Britton. 1991. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 543–683. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (2): 259–380.

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