e. NA (PE-GA to MB-AR-TX)(1)(2), has probably spread to other countries(3)
occurs naturally in dead branches and downed logs(3), prefers rather moist wood; joists and flooring in damp buildings are particularly susceptible; older homes with crawl spaces are also heavily infested(1)
may take 1–5 years, depending on wood quality & moisture and temperature fluctuations(3)
may re-infest & cause structural failure of wood(1); infestations may continue until nearly all the sapwood portion has been consumed(3)
Contributed by v belov on 22 July, 2011 - 2:40pm Last updated 16 March, 2015 - 7:48pm
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