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Introduction European house borer (Hylotrupes bajulus L., Cerambycidae) (EHB) is a native of northern Africa, but is now widespread, with a range which includes Europe, North and South America, South Africa, Asia Minor, China and Russia (Durr 1954; Duffy 1968). EHB is a pest of seasoned softwood, with larvae having a developmental stage of up to a decade. Adults are capable of reinfesting the same host timber and do not require an adult diet. The flight season occurs in the warmer months (Durr 1957). The species was detected in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria in the 1950s following the importation of prefabricated houses from Europe. This incursion was eradicated about 20 y later.