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Species Dinoderus minutus - Bamboo Powderpost Beetle

Dinoderus minutus (Fab.) - Dinoderus minutus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Bostrichoidea
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Dinoderinae
Genus Dinoderus (Bamboo Post-powder Beetles)
Species minutus (Bamboo Powderpost Beetle)
Other Common Names
Bamboo Powderpost Borer, Ghoon Borer(1)
Explanation of Names
Dinoderus minutus (Fabricius 1775)
2.5–3.5 mm(1)
Native to Asia(1), spread worldwide with commerce; in our area, established in several US states and found in warehouses across Canada(2)(3)
Common in stored bamboo; heated premises in temperate regions(2)(3); larvae also feed in drugs, spices, cacao, maize, rice, stored grain, dried food, and flour(1)
Bamboo (4)
Life Cycle
<2 months(1)

The female bores into bamboo culms at the breaks in the rind then bored a tunnel across the grain. Eggs are deposited in the exposed ends.(4)
A pest of bamboo, cane, and sometimes dry stored foods(2)(3)(5); dried bamboo usually not attacked(1)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.Scientific names of pest species in Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) frequently cited erroneously in the entomological literature
Brown J.W. 2006. American Entomologist 52(3): 182-189.
3.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.
4.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
5.The Derodontidae, Dermestidae, Bostrichidae, and Anobiidae of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Coleoptera: Bostrichiformia)
C.J. Majka. 2007. Zootaxa 1573: 1–38.