Lyctids or Powder post beetles are compromised of 66 known species, 10 of
which occur in the continental United States and 6 of these are common and
important as pests
- Powder post beetles are so called because in high numbers they are able to
turn the inside of a piece of wood into nothing more than a mass of fine
- Powder post beetles are small (1/8 inch) and the adult beetles are seldom
- Most of the life cycle is spent in the grub or larvae stage eating wood.
- Lyctids are generally brought into buildings in wood that contains their
eggs or larvae.