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Species Lyctus linearis - European Powderpost Beetle

Lyctus linearis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Lyctinae (Powder-post Beetles)
Tribe Lyctini
Genus Lyctus
Species linearis (European Powderpost Beetle)
Other Common Names
European Lyctus Beetle
Explanation of Names
Lyctus linearis (Goeze 1777)
Size
2.5-5 mm(1)
Identification
native to w. Palaearctic (now cosmopolitan), adventive in NA; in our area, throughout the US (common) & e. Canada(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
commonly encountered in commercial hardwood products, especially in seasoned hickory, oak, ash, and walnut(4)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: IA 1896(1)