Xestobium rufovillosum


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Related to Xestobium rufovillosum: Death watch beetle
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Noun1.Xestobium rufovillosum - bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage deathXestobium rufovillosum - bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Anobiidae, family Anobiidae - deathwatch beetles
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Paternal investment in relation to size in the deathwatch beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum (Coleoptera; Anobiidae), and evidence for female selection for large mates.