Common Furniture Beetle, (Anobium punctatum)

Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum)

Common furniture beetle is the everyday name given to the insect which de Geer called Annobium punctatum in 1774. The common furniture beetle belongs to the family ANOBIIDAE which contains about twenty two different species found in Britain.

The adult beetle varies in size from 2.5 mm to nearly 4.5 mm in length and is usually chocolate brown in colour. All are covered with fine yellowish down which does not however hide the longitudinal rows of punctures or small pits on the eleytra or wing cases.

They lay from twenty to sixty eggs are laid by each fertilized common furniture beetle female. Follow link to carry on reading.

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