Bostrichidae

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Bostrichidae

[bä′strik·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The powder-post beetles, a family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Bostrichoidea.

Bostrichidae

 

(or false power post borers), a family of beetles, outwardly similar in appearance to bark beetles. There are as many as 800 species, primarily found in the tropics; about 30 species are known in the USSR. The larvae develop in wood fiber, or less commonly, in plant seeds. Some species are pests that destroy timber and wooden articles—for example, the oak beetle (Bostrychus capucinus), which develops in oak wood. The grain beetle (Rhizopertha dominica) is a dangerous pest of such grains as rice and wheat in tropical and subtropical regions and in Middle Asia in the USSR.

References in periodicals archive ?
Auger beetles (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae), also known as false powderpost beetles, are serious pests of trees, forest products, agricultural crops, and stored vegetable products in most regions of the world (Fisher 1950; Lawrence 2010).
Multiple detections of two exotic Auger Beetles of the genus Sinoxylon (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in Georgia, USA.
False powderpost or auger beetles (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) are important pests of agricultural and forestry products colonizing living plants, lumber, and finished wood products.