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Khapra Beetle

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

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:

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Partnership

Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests - Trogoderma granarium (PDF | 44 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Featured Creatures - Khapra beetle
University of Florida. Entomology and Nematology Department.

Invasive Species Compendium - Trogoderma granarium
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Trogoderma granarium (insect)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Government

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

Khapra Beetle
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.

Khapra Beetle - Declared Pest
Western Australia Department of Agriculture and Food.

State

Pest Detection: Khapra Beetle
Alameda County Community Development Agency (California). Agriculture/Weights and Measures.

Khapra Beetle (PDF | 109 KB)
Idaho State Department of Agriculture.

Pest Risk Assessment for the State of Oregon: Trogoderma granarium (PDF | 1.19 MB)
Oregon Invasive Species Council.

Plant Pest Survey: Khapra Beetle
South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

Academic

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

Khapra Beetle
Texas State University System. Institute for the Study of Invasive Species.

Professional

Khapra beetle - Plantwise Knowledge Bank
CABI. Plantwise.

Trogoderma granarium Everts, 1899 - Khapra Beetle
East African Network for Taxonomy.

Citations

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Trogoderma granarium. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

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: Feb 24, 2015
 
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