Anobiinae is a subfamily of death-watch beetles in the family Ptinidae, with at least 45 genera.[3][4][1] It was formerly considered a member of the family Anobiidae, but its family name has since been changed to Ptinidae.[1][5][6][4]

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Euceratocerus gibbifrons
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Ptinidae
Subfamily: Anobiinae
Fleming, 1821

(The tribes by White may be considered invalid.)[1]

The larvae of a number of species tend to bore into wood, earning them the name "woodworm" or "wood borer". A few species, such as the common furniture beetle, Anobium punctatum, are pests, causing damage to wooden furniture and house structures.[7]


These 46 genera belong to the subfamily Anobiinae:[2]

Data sources: i = ITIS,[3] c = Catalogue of Life,[8] g = GBIF,[9] b =[4]


  1. ^ a b c Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys. Pensoft Publishers (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.
  2. ^ a b Zahradník, Petr; Háva, Jiří (2014). "Catalogue of the world genera and subgenera of the superfamilies Derodontoidea and Bostrichoidea (Coleoptera: Derodontiformia, Bostrichiformia)". Zootaxa. Magnolia Press. 3754 (4): 301–52. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3754.4.1. PMID 24869695.
  3. ^ a b "Anobiinae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  4. ^ a b c "Anobiinae Subfamily Information". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  5. ^ Bell, Karen Leanne; Philips, T. Keith (2011). "Molecular systematics and evolution of the Ptinidae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea) and related families" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Linnean Society of London. 165: 88–108. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00792.x.
  6. ^ Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2007). "Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera". Volume 4: Elateroidea - Derodontoidea - Bostrichoidea - Lymexyloidea - Cleroidea - Cucujoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-87-88757-67-5.
  7. ^ Arango, Rachel A.; Young, Daniel K. (2012). "Death-watch and spider beetles of Wisconsin (Coleoptera: Ptinidae)" (PDF). General Technical Report FPL-GTR-209. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.
  8. ^ "Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  9. ^ "GBIF". Retrieved 2018-08-29.

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