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Khapra Beetle

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Khapra Beetle
Scientific Name:

Trogoderma granarium Everts, 1899 (ITIS)

Common Name:
Khapra beetle
Khapra Beetle, AdultAustralia Pest and Disease Image Library.
Native To:

Possibly India (CABI)

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 (Harris 2015)

Means of Introduction:

Usually found in imported cargo at ports of entry (Harris 2015)


Destructive pest of cereal grains and oilseeds (CABI)

Current U.S. Distribution:
Not currently established

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status



Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Khapra Beetle.


European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.

Federal Government

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

International Government

Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Agriculture and Food Division.

Australian Government. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

State and Local Government

Alameda County Community Development Agency (California). Agriculture/Weights and Measures.
Oregon State Library.
Prepared by: Oregon Invasive Species Council

South Dakota Department of Agriculture.


University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY372


  • CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Trogoderma granarium. CAB International. [Accessed Sep 16, 2017].

  • Harris, D.L. 2015. Khapra Beetle, Trogoderma granarium Everts. University of Florida, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Electronic Data Information Source Publicaton EENY-372 (IN667).

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