Death watch beetle

Xestobium rufovillosum


The adult beetle is a dark mottled brown colour, measuring about 7 mm in length. It is has the typical shape of other anobiid beetles, with its head largely tucked under its thorax. The larvae grow up to 11 mm in length, are white-ish with a yellow head, and adopt a characteristic ‘C’ shape when removed from their tunnels. 

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Death watch beetle