Old House Borer-Hylotrupes bajulus

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
Old House Borer
Old House Borer Larva
Old House Borer (Hylotrupes bajulus) Larva

1 comment:

Anna said...

birdy, another interesting species identified. Thanks for sharing.

Well its time of the year to wish you happy holiday season. Let it be filled with love, peace and happiness. And more more species to come your way. Enjoy.

See you next year!

Anna :)

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