- He studied the habits of wasps, death-watch beetles and migrating birds, and corresponded with Hans Sloane on smallpox and the noises made by unborn children in the womb.
- The piece of oak pictured left has exit holes of death-watch beetle (larger holes, actual diameter about 3-4 mm) and furniture beetle (smaller holes).
- Indeed, the behaviour of death-watch beetle actually makes it more susceptible to surface treatments than common furniture beetle.
- Male death-watch beetles bang their heads against the sides of their wooden tunnels to attract females.
- Anobiids are similar to lyctids in color and size, but are cylindrical; the common furniture and death-watch beetles belong in this group.