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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Wood-boring Insects in Beech Furniture

Records of infestation of timbers by these insects have, however, shown that neither normally occurs in beech furniture. Lyctus powder-post beetles (family Lyetidse) attack partly and recently seasoned sapwood of certain hardwoods such as oak, ash, elm, walnut, in which the vessel diameter is sufficient to accommodate the ovipositor of the female and in which the starch content of the wood is adequate for the nutrition of the larvae.

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