Powder Post beetle

#5571  Hello, my name is Trent, and currently live in Red Deer Alberta.  Earlier today Jan 5th 2016 when moving a 16 inch tall, 4 inch base, soft wood hand carved sculpture brought back to us from South Africa I noticed some small (tic tac) sized piles of very fine saw dust and three living bugs.  The carving also had a few small holes on the bottom. Upon moving our computer desk I also found a dead one of identical type but slightly smaller than the three living ones. The attached picture is of the dead one under a microscope. Thank you for your time.

This appears to be a powder post beetle (Coleoptera: Lyctidae); see http://tinyurl.com/zrzhyvl for an image. I cannot tell whether this is a South African species or something native to your area. See http://tinyurl.com/zxu6c3x elsewhere on this site for links to professional pest controllers in your area. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.