Lyctids only damage hardwood articles, mostly products manufactured from sapwood. Round exit holes 1.5 - 3.0mm in diameter, filled with fine talcum-like powder are characteristic damage signs. The hardwoods attacked contain at least 3 percent starch and must have pores large enough for the female to lay her eggs in them. Sound wood, which has not been properly seasoned, is preferred. Lyctid attacks are commonly found in hardwood floors, door or window frames, and mouldings of new houses and occasionally in furniture. The adult beetle is 2 - 7.5mm long, reddish-brown to black, and slightly flattened. Its head, although bent downward slightly, is clearly visible from above.
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