Wood boring beetles tha attack mature hardwood
Several genera and species of beetle in the Anobiidae family are called deathwatch beetle. Bibcode : PLoSO Carpenter Bee Moths. This characteristic also leads to the misconception that the holes can be treated with insecticide to kill the beetle, when in fact it is pointless as the hole signifies that the beetle has left! Carpenter bees do not eat wood, the adult female bee excavates tunnels inches long in the wood to lay the eggs. The main family that attacks trees is the Siricidaeor horntails, named because of a horn like feature on the abdomen of the larvae. There are several families of wasp whose larvae bore in wood or takeover existing tunnels in wood boring beetles tha attack mature hardwood made by other insects.