powder-post beetle

noun
variants: or less commonly powder-post borer

Definition of powder-post beetle

: any of several beetles (family Lyctidae) having larvae that feed in very dry wood or lumber and reduce the interior to powder — compare anobium , furniture beetle

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“Powder-post beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powder-post%20beetle. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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