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Golden Spider Beetle

Niptus hololeucus


  • Adult — 1/8" - 3/16" in length. Ovoid abdomen with a pinched waist. Whole body covered in golden-yellow hairs.
  • Larva — similar to Australian spider beetle.


  • 6 - 7 months at 20°C. Adults can live up to 9 months.


  • Sometimes linked to the damage of textiles in the domestic home.
  • Adults appear in greater numbers in June/July and October/November.

Controlling Insects that attack Food Products