||Reddish brown to black
||1/8 to 1/4"
||Found throughout U.S.
Powderpost beetles lay their eggs in cracks of wood and the
larvae tunnel into the surface, filling it with a very fine
powder-like dust. Powderpost beetles have long, narrow, flat bodies
that allow them to easily attack wood surfaces. These beetles are
reddish-brown in color.
Adult powderpost beetles are very active at night, enjoy flying
and are attracted to the light.
Powderpost beetles often attack hardwoods, and can be found in
hardwood floors, timbers and crates, antiques and other objects
made of hardwood materials.
Some researchers believe that powderpost beetles are second only
to termites in the United States in their destructiveness to wood
and wood products.