The golden spider beetle

Latin: Niptus hololeucus.
This spider beetle is studded with long golden hair. It infests the same types of products as the first two mentioned spider beetles. When occurring in a warehouse it is often because it has been able to eat dead insects, dry carrions or rodent droppings. The adult golden spider beetles do bite holes in woollen textiles. The beetles are shady, nocturnal, and are active in temperatures down to 5 ° C. The development time from egg to adult is one year at 15 ° C, and half a year at 18-20 ° C.

Golden spider beetle

( Latin: Niptus hololeucus)

In this beetle the body is closely beset with yellow hairs. It can feed on almost anything and when it appears in a house, the source of infection may be dead chicks in a bird’s nest or little collections of seeds in the loft. Now and again this beetle has been recorded as a pest of textiles.