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Death watch beetle

Posted by
Brockaly (Leominster, United Kingdom) on 23 December 2012 in Plant & Nature.

Found this in my firewood which is stacked by my oak framed barn next to the oak framed house ! Not a happy thought. The beetle larvae will eat the hart wood but don't like modern central heating, however they love the warm wet weather we have been having for most of the year :0(

NIKON D50 1/80 second F/5.6 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D50
1/80 second
F/5.6
82 mm (35mm equiv.)