Betsy – It looks like a powderpost beetle to me. It has a smooth protonum,
distinguishing it from other beetles that have a similar appearance.
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From: pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net [mailto:pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net] On
Behalf Of Betsy Bruemmer
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2016 1:21 PM
Subject: [pestlist] Powderpost Beetles?
Can you please confirm that this is a powderpost beetle? It measures 5 mm in
length. Several were found dead beneath a woven basket that now has many exit
holes, I’m embarrassed to admit. Thank you!
BETSY BRUEMMER | Collections Manager
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