• Bostrichidae Beetles

    Bostrichidae Beetles

Bostrichidae BeetlesBostrichidae Beetles also known as” False powderpost beetles” can to infest rough cut lumber where strips of bark have been left intact.

Pest Description:

  • Color: Dark brown or black
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Cylindrical, humpbacked 
  • Size: Adult 1/4" long
  • Antennae: Yes
  • Region: Throughout the U.S.
  • Habits: Adult female false powderpost beetles burrow into the wood where they deposit their eggs.
  •  Habitat: False powderpost beetles attack both hardwoods (preferred) and softwoods that have a high moisture content (i.e., newly cut wood). These beetles also infest pithy plants used in dried floral arrangements such as grapevine wreaths. Also attack wicker. Can re-infest, but not wood that has seasoned and dried considerably (to less than 10% moisture) since the initial infestation.
  • Threats: Damages infected wood.

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