Furniture Beetle Anobium punctatum

Furniture Beetle
Furniture Beetle
Furniture Beetle
The (Common) Furniture Beetle is some 3-4mm long with a rounded head and thorax. Adults do not eat. Females lay eggs in cracks or holes in dead wood and it is larvae that bore the wood holes.
Furniture Beetle with thumbnail
Furniture Beetle
Woodworm holes
The larva lives 3-4 years eating in the wood; its job is to recycle dead wood. It reaches some 7mm length before pupating just below the wood surface. The new adult breaks through, creating the "woodworm" exit holes; new holes have a little sawdust.