Fan-bearing wood-borer

Fan-bearing wood-borer

Fan-bearing wood-borer

( Latin: Ptilinus pectinicornis )

This species, which is not as common as the other wood-boring beetles, mainly infests deciduous trees, e.g. beech, birch, oak. It is easily recognizable by the large, comb-like antennae. Unlike the other wood-borers here the adult beetle also gnaws timber. The wood dust is very fine and similar to that produced by the powder post beetles.