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Khapra Beetle

Khapra Beetle - Invasive.orgScientific name: Trogoderma granarium Everts, 1899

Common name: Khapra beetle

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Native To: India (Stibick 2007)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First discovered in California in 1953, but the infestation was eradicated; since then, it has been frequently intercepted on imported cargo (Stibick 2007)

Means of Introduction: Usually found in imported cargo at airports and maritime ports (Stibick 2007)

Impact: Destructive pest of grain products and seeds (Stibick 2007)

Current U.S. Distribution:



Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Trogoderma granarium
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.

Khapra Beetle - NPDN First Detector Training Module (Jan 2007; PDF | 33 KB)
National Plant Diagnostic Network.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution

Trogoderma granarium Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Federal Import Orders - Khapra Beetle
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Mini Risk Assessment: Khapra Beetle (Sep 2005; PDF | 362 KB)
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.
Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Dispersion

Khapra Beetle
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Photographs; Introduction History; Distribution; Special Note: Links to other sites

Khapra Beetle
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Khapra Beetle - Visual Reference Library
USDA. Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts

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State Government

Khapra Beetle (Jan 2004; PDF | 74 KB)
California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs

Wanted! Khapra Beetle (PDF | 406 KB)
Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural Commissioner (California).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution

Khapra Beetle (PDF | 109 KB)
Idaho State Department of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution

Pest Risk Assessment for the State of Oregon: Trogoderma granarium (PDF | 1.19 MB)
Oregon Invasive Species Council.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Distribution; Dispersion

Plant Pest Survey: Khapra Beetle
South Dakota Department of Agriculture.
Introduction History; Impacts

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Khapra beetle - Featured Creatures
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Khapra Beetle - Indiana's Most Unwanted Invasive Plant Pests
Purdue University (Indiana). Indiana Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program.
Photographs; Impacts; Distribution

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Trogoderma granarium - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Khapra beetle - Plantwise Knowledge Bank
CABI. Plantwise.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Trogoderma granarium Everts, 1899 - Khapra Beetle
East African Network for Taxonomy.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests: Trogoderma granarium (PDF | 44 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: Bibliography

Khapra beetle
Pests and Diseases Image Library (Australia).
Identification/Description; Photographs

Trogoderma granarium (insect) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

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Stibick, J. 2007. New Pest Response Guidelines: Khapra Beetle (PDF | 5.62 MB) USDA-APHIS-PPQ-Emergency and Domestic Programs, Riverdale, Maryland.

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Last Modified: Jul 01, 2014
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