I am in the process of building a villa on the north coast up in El Choco and the builder is recommending the use of a wood species that I am not familiar with called jequitiba. He is suggesting it in lieu of mahogony due to a lower cost as I asked him to quote me on using mahogony throughout the house for doors and cabinetry due to it's resistence to termites. He claims and I verified that jequitiba is also highly resistant to termites but it is suscepible to wood boring insects. My question is are wood boring insects an issue here,I have no idea. I have seen a villa,a very expensive villa that he built using jequitiba and it is beautiful cosmetically,just as nice as mahogony if you ask me but I don't want to use it if it is not going to stand up over time,I've seen what happens to other wood species here in respects to termites. Thank you in advance for any advise.