Mezium is a genus of beetles in the subfamily Ptininae, the spider beetles. It is distributed throughout most of the world. There are two centers of distribution: an area extending from the Iberian Peninsula to Morocco, including the Canary Islands; and an area extending through central and southern Africa. Several species are recently described African endemics. They are most common in coastal areas, and in regions with a Mediterranean climate.
- Mezium affine – shiny spider beetle
- Mezium africanum
- Mezium americanum – American spider beetle, black spider beetle
- Mezium andreaei
- Mezium giganteum
- Mezium glabrum
- Mezium gracilicorne
- Mezium horridum
- Mezium namibiensis
- Mezium pseudafricanum
- Mezium pseudamericanum
- Mezium setosum
- Mezium sulcatum
- Borowski, J. (2009). The spider beetles of the continental Africa (Coleoptera: Ptinidae). Part I – Genus Mezium Curtis. Studies and Reports of District Museum Pargue-East, Taxonomical Series 5, 1-10.
- Mezium. Fauna Europaea.
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