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Beetles Wood Boring

Showing 20 types of BEETLES (WOOD-BORING)

Ambrosia Beetles

Latin Name: Xylosandrus sp.

This is a native of Asia.

Anobiid Powderpost Beetle

Latin Name: Euvrilletta peltata

This is a native insect in the Southeast U.S.

Bamboo Borer

Latin Name: Dinoderus minutus

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

This beetle is native to Asia, but because of its ability to be spread in infested wood products as well as grains, spices, and other foods, it is found throughout the world.

Black Polycaon

Latin Name: Polycaon stouti

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

Native to western North America, where it is present along the Pacific Coast states and into Arizona.

Deathwatch Beetle

Latin Name: Xestobium rufovillosum

Latin Family Name: Anobiidae

Possibly European in origin, as it is a much more common and more important wood problem in those countries. It is also present in much of the United States, although not commonly, and is rarely found along the west coast.

Flat Oak Borer

Latin Name: Smodicum cucujiforme

This is a native species in the eastern United States.

Furniture Beetle

Latin Name: Anobium punctatum

Latin Family Name: Anobiidae

Possibly European in origin, but it is found in many countries in temperate climates, including the United States, New Zealand, and England, and it is a much more severe pest in England and other European countries than in the U.S. It is, however, a very common problem in east coast cities and in northern California.

Golden Buprestid

Latin Name: Buprestis aurulenta

Native to North America

Lead Cable Borer

Latin Name: Scobicia declivis

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

Native to North America, and most common in the western states.

Nautical Borer

Latin Name: Xylotrechus nauticus

Latin Family Name: Cerambycidae

Native to the western United States.

New House Borer

Latin Name: Arhopalus productus

This beetle is a native insect in western North America.

Old House Borer

Latin Name: Hylotrupes bajulus

Latin Family Name: Cerambycidae

Apparently native to Europe, where it may infest up to 50% of the homes in some areas. It now is found on most continents of the world including North America, where it is found along the eastern seaboard states from at least New York, south and along the Gulf Coast to Texas. It may be found as far west as Minnesota and in many other states east of the Mississippi River.

Pine Sawyer

Latin Name: Trichocnemis spiculatus

This is a native beetle in western North America.

Platypodid Ambrosia Beetle

Latin Name: Platypus sp.

Latin Family Name: Platypodidae

Native to North America, with only one genus in the family in the U.S.


Latin Name: Monochamus sp.

There are 8 native species of these beetles in North America and the one introduced species from Japan, which is known from only a very few locations in the U.S.

Telephone Pole Beetle

Latin Name: Micromalthis debilis

There is this single species of beetle in this family, and it is native to North America.

True Powderpost Beetles

Latin Name: Lyctus spp.

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

Species of powder-post beetles occur in many countries throughout the world, easily being transported in infested wood products.

Western Pine Beetle

Latin Name: Prionus sp.

Latin Family Name: Cerambycidae

Native beetles in North America.

Wharf Borer

Latin Name: Nacerdes melanura

Latin Family Name: Oedemeridae

Introduced from Europe and now found uncommonly throughout much of North America, particularly along waterfront areas. The beetles prefer to invade extremely wet wood materials, as may be found along waterways.

Wood-Boring Weevils

Latin Name: Euophryum sp.

Latin Family Name: Curculionidae

Probably native to the United States, but now found in many countries due to its transport in infested materials.

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