Golden Spider Beetle

Golden Spider Beetle

Niptus hololeucus

Appearance

Golden Spider Beetle
  • Adult — 3 - 4.5mm in length. Ovoid abdomen with a pinched waist. Whole body covered in golden-yellow hairs.
  • Larva — similar to Australian spider beetle.

Lifecycle

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

Habits

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