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Queensland Pine Beetle

Queensland Pine Beetle – Calymmaderus incisus

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

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



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.


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Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

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