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.
||Reddish brown to black
||1/8 to 1/4"
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, and other objects made of
Some researchers believe that powderpost beetles are second only to
termites in the United States in their destructiveness to wood and
Powderpost beetles can be prevented through vigilant inspection of
wood sources in the home.