family Anobiidae

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arthropod family - any of the arthropods
deathwatch beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum, deathwatch - bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death
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Two species in the beetle family Anobiidae are now pests throughout the world; both have been found in mummies in Egyptian tombs, confirming an Old World origin.