Length: 5-14 mm
As the Latin name says, this species is somewhat cylindrical in shape, being highest along the middle in the length direction, and sloping away to the sides.
The pronotum is punctate, while the elytra are punctate and striate. There is a small gap between the base of the pronotum and the base of the elytra.
While there is no published record for West Virginia, the beetle shown on this page was found under bark in Upshur County on 28 January 2006.
Left: In the Bark Gnawing Beetles family, the antennae typically end in a three-segmented club, with the club prolonged to one side as seen here.
As noted above, the size of this species is quite variable, from 5 to 14 mm, with the females much bigger than the males.
Above: A lateral view. Look for Airora cylindrica under the bark of dead trees, especially Elm and Hickory species.
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