Adult powderpost beetle.
Larvae of powderpost beetles can reduce susceptible timber to a fine flour-like powder.
The powderpost beetle is one of the most important timber borers found in Queensland. The larvae can reduce susceptible timber to a fine, flour-like powder. The beetle can attack seasoned timber causing significant structural damage, often with considerable financial consequences.
For property owners and manufacturers, preventative measures are less costly than treatment.
To find which timbers have sapwood that is susceptible to powderpost beetle (Lyctus), visit Timber Answers.