Powder post beetle Minthea sp

Adult beetle

Size: These are very small, 2-3mm

Shape: Short, flattened beetle shape

Colour: Dark brown

Antennae: Medium with a small club

Distinguishing features: They have very distinctive small scales all over the wing cases.

Adults eat: Nothing

Larvae are pests of: starchy wood

Damage: Small exit holes c.1mm and powdery frass

Found on new, imported wooden objects.

Powder post beetle Minthea sp