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I would be grateful of your expert opinion:
We have quite a number of these beetles starting to emerge in our cottage.
4-5mm long, narrow body, hard shell, copper coloured.
Environment: Finding them mainly in upholstery and clothes. Location: Cornwall, UK
Is it a Powder Post Beetle? - We do have a lot of hardwood in the cottage, but they seem to prefer clothes?
Thank you for taking the time to help!
I do not think this is a powder post beetle (Lyctus); I think it is a flour beetle (Tribolium) ; these feed on farinaceous matter such as grain, bird seed, pet food or spilled grain in the nests of pigeons, rodents etc. Does that seem likely? Max