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Common  Furniture Beetle   - Anobium punctatum 

The lifecycle of a
wood boring insect

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Habitat:
Furniture Beetle

Damage characteristics:
Furniture Beetle Damage Characteristics

General Softwoods and European hardwoods.

Solid timber Sapwood only affected, unless wood rot present when it may be found in heartwood also. Very rare in tropical hardwoods. Frequent in older furniture and all constructional timbers, particularly around loft access, timbers in contact with solid walls, under stairs, cupboards and other areas affected by damp.

Panel products Attacks only old birch, beech and oak plywoods with animal based adhesive (blood, fish or casein). Modern plywoods and all other panel products immune, though may be penetrated by emerging adults.

Emergence holes Circular, 1 - 2 mm diameter (old, extinct damage often accompanied by fine pinholes of parasitic wasps).

Tunnels Circular, 1 - 2mm diameter. Often extensive, random orientation but mainly in the direction of the grain. Often exposed on surface of floorboards by general wear.

Bore dust Cream-coloured, lemon-shaped pellets. Gritty when rubbed between fingers.

Likely misidentifications Bark borer beetle, pinhole borer beetle, Ptilinus beetle, Lyctus powderpost beetle, Deathwatch beetle, moths, wood-boring weevils.

Remedial treatments:
Usual
Organic-solvent, emulsion or paste.. Damage in very old constructional timbers may often be inactive and, if so, will not require treatment.
Other types Smokes or dichloryos strips.
Furniture Beetle Adult
Appearance
Furniture Beetle Larva
Larva
Insect characteristics and location:
Adult
3 - 5 mm long, dull brown. Lines of pits on wing covers. Often confused with Stegobium species. Found on and around damaged timber during late March to early August, particularly in warm weather. Attracted to windows and white surfaces.
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