Common furniture beetle and woodworm

The Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum) woodworm belongs to the family Anobiidae which contains at least twenty-two different species in Britain and includes the Death-Watch Beetle and Biscuit Beetle (Stegobium Paniceum). The “common” name with its emphasis on ‘furniture’ is inappropriate as it is most often found in structural and joinery timbers in buildings.  It tends … Continue Reading

Wood-boring insects

About wood-boring insects in buildings, the name woodworm is given to the larval stage of the beetle, the larvae bores through and eats the sapwood which is very edible.  These insects are all originally forest dwellers and part of the natural recycling process. A tree is then cut into different sections at the sawmill, some … Continue Reading