Species Profile -- Khapra Beetle
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Khapra beetles are native to India. The first specimen in the U.S. was discovered in California in 1953, but the infestation was eradicated; since then, it has been frequently intercepted on imported cargo. These invasive insects are a destructive pest of grain products and seeds.
* See our Animals section for more information and additional species profiles.Date:Sep 26, 2013