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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Bostrichiformia
Superfamilia: Bostrichoidea

Familia: Ptinidae
Subfamilia: Ptininae
Genus: Sphaericus
Subgenera: S. (Doramasus) – S. (Leasphaericus) – S. (Nitpus) – S. (Sphaericus)
Name

Sphaericus Wollaston, 1854
References

Bellés, X. 1994: El género Sphaericus Wollaston, 1854 (Coleoptera: Ptinidae). Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología 18(3-4): 61–79. Abstract and full article (PDF) Reference page.

Sphaericus is a genus of spider beetles in the family Ptinidae. There are more than 30 described species in Sphaericus.[1][2][3][4]
Species

These 36 species belong to the genus Sphaericus:

Sphaericus albopictus (Wollaston, 1854)
Sphaericus ambiguus Wollaston, 1865
Sphaericus ater Leiler, 1984
Sphaericus bicolor Bélles, 1982
Sphaericus crotchianus Wollaston, 1864
Sphaericus dawsoni (Wollaston, 1854)
Sphaericus erinaceus Erber, 2000
Sphaericus exiguus (Boieldieu, 1854)
Sphaericus flavosquamosus Erber, 2000
Sphaericus fragilis (Wollaston, 1854)
Sphaericus franzi Leiler, 1984
Sphaericus gibbicollis Wollaston, 1862
Sphaericus gibboides Boieldieu, 1854 (humped spider beetle)
Sphaericus leileri Erber, 2000
Sphaericus longicornis (Wollaston, 1854)
Sphaericus machadoi Belles, 1994
Sphaericus marmoratus Wollaston, 1865
Sphaericus naviculiformis Erber, 2000
Sphaericus nigrescens (Wollaston, 1857)
Sphaericus niveus (Boieldieu, 1854)
Sphaericus nodulus (Wollaston, 1854)
Sphaericus obscurus Erber, 2000
Sphaericus orbatus (Wollaston, 1854)
Sphaericus orzolensis Leiler, 1984
Sphaericus pilula (Wollaston, 1854)
Sphaericus pinguis (Wollaston, 1854)
Sphaericus ptinoides (Boieldieu, 1854)
Sphaericus rotundatus Wollaston, 1865
Sphaericus rotundicollis Israelson, 1980
Sphaericus saetiger Erber, 2000
Sphaericus selvagensis Bellés, 2001
Sphaericus simplex Wollaston, 1862
Sphaericus thurepalmi Leiler, 1984
Sphaericus truncatus
Sphaericus velhocabrali Israelson, 1984
Sphaericus ventriculus Erber, 2000

References

"Sphaericus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
"Sphaericus". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
"Sphaericus genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2019-09-25.

Zahradník, Petr; Háva, Jiří (2014). "Catalogue of the world genera and subgenera of the superfamilies Derodontoidea and Bostrichoidea (Coleoptera: Derodontiformia, Bostrichiformia)". Zootaxa. 3754 (4): 301–52. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3754.4.1. PMID 24869695.

Further reading

Borowski, Jerzy; Wegrzynowicz, Piotr (2007). World Catalogue of Bostrichidae (Coleoptera). Wydawnictwo Mantis. ISBN 9788392618218.
Arango, Rachel A.; Young, Daniel K. (2012). Death-watch and spider beetles of Wisconsin (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) (PDF). General Technical Report. Vol. FPL–GTR–209. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2007). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 4: Elateroidea - Derodontoidea - Bostrichoidea - Lymexyloidea - Cleroidea - Cucujoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-8788757675.

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