Category Archives: Lymexylidae

Ship timber beetles. A small widespread family, larvae inhabit dead logs and stumps. European species are known pests of ship timbers.

Ship-timber beetle

One of the more unusual, and enigmatic, beetles that I encountered in South Africa was this beetle in the pantropical genus Atractocerus.  Placed in the family Lymexylidae (ship-timber beetles), species in this genus look less like beetles than they do … Continue reading

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