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The  Deathwatch Beetle   - Xestobium rufovillosum 

The lifecycle of a
wood boring insect
 

Beetle

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Habitat:
Deathwatch Beetle

Damage characteristics:
Deathwatch Beetle Damage Characteristics

General Sapwood and heartwood of partially decayed hardwoods, chiefly oak.

Solid timber Often found in historic buildings where large quantities of oak or elm used structurally. Softwoods rarely attacked except when in contact with infested hardwood. Dampness essential for establishment and promoting rapid development, although attack can continue, albeit slowly, in drier timber.

Found particularly in areas prone to dampness - wall plates, ends of floor joists, lintels and other built-in timbers. Damage often extreme in concealed bearing ends of timbers inserted into damp walls. In conjunction with fungus may hollow out centre of large section beams.

Emergence holes Circular, 3 mm diameter
Tunnels Circular, 3 mm diameter. Often extensive, random orientation, mainly in direction of grain. Bore dust Cream-coloured, disc-shaped pellets. Gritty when rubbed between fingers.

Likely misidentifications Common furniture beetle, Bostrychid powderpost beetle, bark borer beetle, wood wasp, page Dermestid beetle, Tenebrionid beetle, bees or wasps,  marine borer.

Remedial treatments:
Usual Organic solvent or paste. Use pressure injection or gravity feed application to large, well-infested impermeable timbers. Inspect all structural timbers and replace or support any showing structural weakening. Take measures to reduce dampness. NOTE: internal cavities in beams require careful inspection and injection of preservative.
Other types Smokes.
Deathwatch Beetle Adult
Appearance
Deathwatch Beetle Larva
Larva

Insect characteristics and location:
Adult
6 - 9 man long, chocolate brown. Patches of yellow hairs. Similar shape to Dermestids but slightly different antennae and thorax (see drawing). Found on or beneath timbers, March to June, particularly in warm weather when they may be heard tapping.

 
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