Lyctid or powder post borers produce a very fine, powdery dust that looks like talcum powder. They are dry timber borers, only attacking timber where the moisture content is below 25%. The adult beetle is dark brown and approximately 2 to 6 mm long.
Anobiid borers produce a gritty dust, a little like salt. Of these, the Queensland pine beetle is the most important. It is a shiny, red-brown beetle about 3 mm long and is rarely found outside of Queensland.
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