European lyctus beetle

European lyctus beetle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Bostrichidae
Subfamily: Lyctinae
Genus: Lyctus
Species: L. linearis
Binomial name
Lyctus linearis
(Goeze, 1877)
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European lyctus beetle (Lyctus linearis) is a species of beetle in the family Bostrichidae. It is a member of the subfamily Lyctinae, the powderpost beetles. It was originally native to tropical regions, but it can now be found worldwide. It is a common pest of wood and wood products and it is transported around the world with them. It is most common in deciduous tree woods.[1]


  1. Lyctus linearis. Pest Insects of our Cultural Heritage.
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