Lyctus brunneus

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Lyctus brunneus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Bostrichoidea
Family: Bostrichidae
Subfamily: Lyctinae
Tribe: Lyctini
Genus: Lyctus
Species: L. brunneus
Binomial name
Lyctus brunneus
(Stephens, 1830)

Lyctus brunneus is a species of beetle in the family Bostrichidae. It is a member of the subfamily Lyctinae, the powderpost beetles. It is known commonly as the brown powderpost beetle[1] or brown lyctus beetle. Today it is distributed worldwide but it was probably originally native to the Neotropical region.[2]

Like other powderpost beetles, this species lives in wood.[3]


  1. ^ Lyctus brunneus. PaDIL.
  2. ^ Ebeling, W. Chapter 5: Wood-Destroying Insects and Fungi. Urban Entomology. UC Riverside Entomology.
  3. ^ Pest Notes: Wood-Boring Beetles in Homes. Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. UC ANR Publication 7418.