Anobiid Powderpost Beetle

The anobiid powderpost beetle exists as one out of three powderpost species found around the world. Powderpost beetles get their name from the ability of their larvae to reduce dead or dried wood to a pile of powdery materials.

The anobiid powderpost beetle is the most common species. Also known as “deathwatch” beetles, the loud tapping mating call they make was once thought to be the sound of death approaching (especially when someone was ill).

 

WHAT DO ANOBIID POWDERPOST BEETLES LOOK LIKE?

  • Range in size from 1 1/16 – 1 in. long.
  • Reddish brown to almost black.

WHERE DO  ANOBIID POWDERPOST BEETLES LIVE?

  • Anobiid powderpost beetles live throughout the world.
  • 310 species found in the U.S.

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