Queensland Pine Beetle

Almost exclusively found in hoop pine common in original "Queenslanders"

  • Adult oval in shape about 3 mm long
  • Antennae terminate in a 3 segmented club
  • Body covered in fine hairs and numerous minute punctures

Queensland Pine Beetle

Calymmaderus incisus

  • Reports of damage have become less frequent over the past few decades, probably because of changes to building practice
  • Susceptible timber, if left untreated, will be re-infested until it is completely honeycombed and has lost most of its strength
  • They are most commonly found attacking pine floors and walls, but rarely found in roofing timbers

Queensland Pine Beetle

 

Description

Exit hole

Dust (frass)

Timbers affected

Queensland Pine Beetle

Calymmaderus incisus

 

2-3mm, darker, shinier and wider than furniture beetle

1-2mm round holes, Timber honey- combed by tunnels

shallow holes

Gritty, like fine sand

Sapwood of only Hoop, Bunya and New Zealand White Pine attacked.