Characteristics: Powderpost beetles are very small, reddish-brown insects. Typically the only indications of their presence are the small “shot holes” they leave behind as they exit wood materials.
- Powderpost beetles have flat, long bodies that allow them to attack wood materials.
- They are part of the wood-boring beetle family, along with the furniture beetle and the deathwatch beetle.
- Powderpost beetles are capable of reducing timber to a fine, powder-like material.