Common name:Auger beetles, powderpost beetles
Number of species:10
Five British species, although the wood-boring habits of the larvae mean several other species are regularly imported in timber and wooden artefacts. Parallel-sided, elongate and generally brown beetles, 2-9mm, adults are usually found in or around dead wood. Members of the subfamily Bostrichinae have a strongly hooded pronotum which renders the head invisible from above.