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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraorder  Bostrichiformia
Family  Anobiidae
Scientific name  Mezium
Rank  Genus
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Bostrichoidea
Subfamily  Ptininae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Beetle
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Similar  Mezium affine, Mezium americanum, Beetle, Gibbium, Spider beetle

Coleoptera anobiidae gibbiinae mezium sp

Mezium is a genus of beetles in the subfamily Ptininae, the spider beetles. It is distributed throughout most of the world. There are two centers of distribution: an area extending from the Iberian Peninsula to Morocco, including the Canary Islands; and an area extending through central and southern Africa. Several species are recently described African endemics. They are most common in coastal areas, and in regions with a Mediterranean climate.


Their most common natural habitat type is caves, where they feed on animal feces, especially bat guano. They are adaptable to human-made structures such as barns and chicken coops.

Species include:

  • Mezium affine – shiny spider beetle
  • Mezium africanum
  • Mezium americanum – American spider beetle, black spider beetle
  • Mezium andreaei
  • Mezium giganteum
  • Mezium glabrum
  • Mezium gracilicorne
  • Mezium horridum
  • Mezium namibiensis
  • Mezium pseudafricanum
  • Mezium pseudamericanum
  • Mezium setosum
  • Mezium sulcatum
  • Tracking in lost mezium


    Mezium Wikipedia

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