Meaning of furniture beetle in English:

furniture beetle


Translate furniture beetle into Spanish


  • A small brown beetle, the larva of which (the woodworm) bores holes in dead wood and causes considerable damage to old furniture and building timbers.

    Anobium punctatum, family Anobiidae

    ‘The only one in the UK, the house longhorn, makes oval exit holes 3mm to 6mm wide, compared to 1.5mm for the familiar furniture beetle.’
    • ‘The life cycle is similar to that of the common furniture beetle but can take many years to complete.’
    • ‘Damage by the furniture beetle is identifiable by a peppering of tiny holes in the surface of the wood.’
    • ‘Attack by furniture beetle occurs in both sound dry timber and that which has been affected by fungal decay.’
    • ‘The biology of the common furniture beetle is similar to that of the Queensland pine beetle.’
    • ‘The wharf borer only attacks rotten wood and not sound timber but the furniture beetle can cause far more damage.’
    • ‘Emerging adult furniture beetles will bore through this new surface to reach the outside, leaving new holes for you to spot.’
    • ‘Unlike many other wood boring insects, the common furniture beetle is as comfortable in sound timber as in decayed timber.’
    • ‘It is well documented that common furniture beetle mates and lays eggs down old tunnels, often well below the surface.’
    • ‘The drugstore beetle is similar to the cigarette beetle and the furniture beetle in appearance but is slightly larger, more elongate, and has distinctly striated wing covers.’
    • ‘Despite being in the same family as the furniture beetle, it does not bore into wood.’
    • ‘The sapwood is susceptible to attack by both the powder-post and common furniture beetles and logs and tress are liable to attack by forest longhorn or Buprestid beetles.’
    • ‘Poplar weathers very well but it can be attacked by the western cedar borer when it is growing and furniture beetles when seasoned.’
    • ‘Timber can fall foul of insects such as the common furniture beetle and the deathwatch beetle, as well as from fungi such as dry rot and wet rot.’
    • ‘In heated houses the conditions are thus not optimal for the survival of furniture beetles.’
    • ‘Reddish-brown furniture beetles, whose larvae are book worms, are wood-boring insects that infest neglected books stored in humid conditions.’
    • ‘If precautionary treatments against furniture beetles are unnecessary in old buildings, then will they protect against fungus?’
    • ‘Both furniture beetles and death watch beetles require a little more water than is generally found in a dry and well maintained building.’
    • ‘As the title suggests, the book also includes information on borers, powderpost beetles and furniture beetles, as well as fungal decay and defibration.’
    • ‘Preventative measures should be taken to protect any valuable wood product against the larvae of furniture beetles.’