Species Profile -- Khapra Beetle
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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