Horned Powder-Post Beetle

Subject: Tale of two beetles Location: Southern California, USA May 20, 2015 2:45 pm Hello Bugman! I recently pulled the included two beetles from my Lindgren beetle trap. In our area here in southern California we’ve had large numbers of Pine trees in the area killed off by some type of pest. My trap is … Read more

Stout’s Hardwood Borer

Subject: beetle Location: Hesperia, California August 13, 2014 1:03 pm what kinda of beetle is this. i have alot of mealworm beatles running wild from my own breeding. could it have bred with a wild beetle Signature: Brian Dear Brian, Your image is not terribly clear, but this sure looks like a Stout’s Hardwood Borer, … Read more

Powder Post Beetles in Australia

Subject: Tiny black bugs under bed Location: Sydney, Australia February 22, 2014 11:59 pm We have found lots of tiny black bugs under our bed, they crawl around the floor and sometimes crawl into the crack between the floor and skirting board. They are about as big as ants. They sometimes crawl into the chipboard … Read more

Powderpost Beetle Damage, perhaps

Pin Prick of a Hole location:  Great Smoky Mountains July 14, 2013 Hi Daniel, It’s been a while, I know.  I hope you and Lisa have been happy, healthy, and busy. For years now, I’ve noticed itsy-bitsy, extremely tiny holes in the pine boards from which we built our home surrounded by a relatively huge … Read more

Stout’s Hardwood Borer

Subject: Stout’s Hardwood Borer Location: Central Hollywood May 22, 2013 7:56 pm This is an insect I understand is under represented on your site. I have seen tow of them in and around my apartment. I think it is kinda cute, but it’s jaws scare me a little. I put him outside by the big … Read more

Stout's Hardwood Borers

Subject: Stout’s Hardwood Borer Location: Redwood City, CA September 28, 2012 6:23 pm We seem to have had an ’infestation’ of sorts for the past month. I don’t know how they are entering the office, but we are on the 2nd floor and there are quite a few trees outside. These guys fly around, are … Read more