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Hedobia imperialis III.jpg
fan-bearing wood-borer, Hedobia imperialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Infraorder: Bostrichiformia
Superfamily: Bostrichoidea
Family: Anobiidae
Fleming, 1821

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Anobiidae is a family of beetles. The larvae of a number of species tend to bore into wood, earning them the name "woodworm" or "wood borer". A few species are pests, causing damage to wooden furniture, house structures, tobacco, and dried food products, notably the deathwatch beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum, the common furniture beetle, Anobium punctatum, and the cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne.

It includes the subgroups:



  1. ^ Español, F.; Viñolas, A. (1995). "Neoxyletobius g. n. para Xyletobius oculatus Sharp, 1881 (Coleoptera, Anobiidae, Xyletininae)". Misc. Zool. 18: 51–56. 

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