Australian Borer Species

Borers are type of insects that are most destructive pests of patterned trees and shrubs. Most borers are the larvae of certain moths and beetles. Sometimes you have notice that these beetles collect on the window sills or corners of the rooms in your house and they damage your wood around the home. These types of insects mainly attack soft wood or moist decaying timber, and the damage done to the wood is superficial; then you have to get rid of this problem by filling with putty and a quick repaint. But when you don’t taken care of it then you have to requiring complete replacement of the timbers and woods in your home, which are often floor boards or major support beams.

Species of Borers which are mainly found in Australia:-

Lyctus brunneus: – Lyctus brunneus are presently considered as one of the most dangerous insects due to the damage they cause in worked woods. They mainly attack on the timber woods and their larvae are infested by various parasitoid and predaceous insects. You know that timber is mostly found in western districts of Australia and the moisture of low in those areas, so that’s why these types of species are founded here.

Lyctus Brunneus


Hylotrupes Bajulus: – It’s one of the most injurious wood-boring insects inhabiting Australia. The larva of Hylotrupes Bajulus found in wood and they are established in most of the parts of Queensland. These types of borers are naturally developed in dying or dead yielding woods, but they are also found in pine timbers that should be treated by them. The black to gray beetles are 5/8 to 1 inch in length and possess long antennae and these types of species are mainly found in Australia.

Hylotrupes Bajulus
Hylotrupes Bajulus


Ernobius mollis: – These types of insects are oval shaped beetle with short golden hairs giving it a reddish brown color. The body darkens with age as the pale hairs are gradually worn away. These species are mostly occurred with the happening of anobiid bark beetle present in Australia. These are minor pest that are found in sawn timber but cause no structural damage and are of little economic importance.

Ernobius mollis
Ernobius mollis




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