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Habitat

Widely distributed in temperate climates.Commonly found in the outdoor environment where it is part of the natural decay of organic materials.Indoors, it may infest almost all timbers including structural and ornamental.



Biology

Adults emerge from timber in the Spring and early summer. Eggs are laid into crevices immediately after mating, Sawn ends of manufactured timber is an example of a typical oviposition site.Females lay around 30 eggs in small groups. Emergence will occur 2 - 4 weeks later, when the young larvae will bore into the timber.Full life cycle indoors takes between 2 and 4 years. Final instar larvae will tunnel toward the surface and construct a pupation chamber near to the surface. Adults emerge, completing the cycle, leaving a characteristic bore hole and gritty powder in the vicinity of the hole.

Anobium punctatum

Insecta     Coleoptera    Anobiidae

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Pest Status

A serious and significant pest of structural and ornamental timber. Adult forms may enter premises through roof eaves and lofts during the spring. Long term infestation may threaten even substantial structural timbers.



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