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Different types of woodworms

2018-01-25 Dott. Pietro Carta posted:

In our blog we have spoken very often about woodworms, the damage they can cause and the methods of struggle.

Today we focus on the various species of this feared weed.

Anobium punctatum

It mainly attacks beams, floors, skirting boards, furniture and wicker products.

Anobium punctatum

Xestobium rufovillosum

It is called "Clock of Death" because its sexual appeal consists in banging the head against the wood generating an audible but slight thud with regular frequency. It mainly attacks hard timbers like oak, chestnut, ash and beech.

Xestobium rufovillosum

Hylotrupes bajulus l.

Commonly called "Capricorn of the houses", it attacks soft woods and structures such as beams and trusses.

Xestobium rufovillosum

Lyctus brunneus

Vulgarly known as Common Lictide it predominantly attacks hard tropical ties and the back of furniture, sofas and armchairs.

Lyctus brunneus

To learn more about the characteristics of woodworms and other insects, visit our new page dedicated to weeds.

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