The smooth spider beetle

Latin: Gibbium psylloides

The shiny spider beetle

The shiny spider beetle

Shiny spider beetle

Shiny spider beetle

The smooth spider beetle lacks hair and is rather reminiscent of a small glass drop that moves slowly around on its long legs. It occurs as a grain pest in warm countries such as India. Like the other spider beetles it can live of a wide range of dry animal and vegetable substances. It is sometimes imported with spices.