Adults may be found on flowers during the spring. In many species belonging to this family of beetles (Anobiidae
), the gut contains microorganisms that help the beetles to break down the cellulose found in wood (2). The adult females lay eggs in crevices on the wood, and the larvae tunnel in after hatching (5). The presence of the larvae in wood can go unnoticed until the adults emerge, leaving distinctive holes at the surface. These exit holes measure around 3-4 mm in diameter (3).