The Old House Borer (Hylotrupes bajulus) is a species of wood-boring beetle in the family Cerambycidae (longhorn beetles), a group of Coleoptera insects also known as “European Old Houses Borer”. The main characteristic of this family is the long slender antennae. The adult has black color and is 8-20mm long. It is remarkable that the male is much smaller than the female. Infestation starts from the trees, but it can also be found in treated wood. It infests wood from pine and fir trees. Larva can live in wood from 3 to 10 years, reaching 200mg in weight and causing extended damage. Large oval holes are a sign of the infestation.
Old House Borer-Hylotrupes bajulus
|Old House Borer (Hylotrupes bajulus) Larva|