This particular species fall square in the middle of the family, so we know it had to have a wood-eating
ancestor," Margo Haygood, a research professor in medicinal chemistry at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, (http://www.
Of timber from attacks by insects and wood-eating
Contrary to popular belief, woodworm are not worms, but wood-eating
larvae that hatch from the eggs of a handful of different species of beetle," Berwyn said.
pests also get pretty thirsty and are attracted to moisture.
The fifth species Tetrastichus demonaxi, is named after the wood-eating
host insect Demonaxi decorus.
Producers are banned from serving up the bush-tucker trial staple following an Australia- wide shortage of the white, wood-eating
larvae which the celebs are forced to chow down on each year.
7 What T are wood-eating
insects, also known as white ants, which are terrible pests in parts of the US?
The wood has turned grey with seasoning and the wood-eating
wasps are a sure sign the shed needs another coat of paint.
Grasshoppers and bamboo worms are sold by venders on the streets of Thailand, French fried caterpillars and ant eggs are enjoyed in Mexico, winged queen ants are the favoured snacks of many a Brazilian and the Australians adore large wood-eating
moth larvae known as witchetty grubs.
Do not stack the wood against the wall of any wooden building, for the wood may contain carpenter ants, bark borers or other wood-eating
Plus he takes a look at the weirdest new animals discovered in 2010 - from a wood-eating
catfish to a Yoda bat.
Dry rot is a wood-eating
fungus which loves warm and moist conditions.