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Powder Post Beetles

Family Lyctidae

Where to Look
Any type of wood. Paneling, furniture, 2x4s, hardwood floors, etc.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Second only to termites in destroying wood. They leave small, round holes in wooden articles along with a residue of fine, powder-like dust. The various species of these beetles range from 1/12″ to 1/3″ in length, and from reddish-brown to black in color. The basal segment of the abdomen is as long as the second and third combined. The body is flattened and the head is visible from above.

28.02.2014 Category: Bug identification

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