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Khapra Beetle

Scientific Name

Trogoderma granarium Everts, 1899 (ITIS)

Common Name

Khapra beetle

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)

Impact

Destructive pest of cereal grains and oilseeds (CABI)

Current U.S. Distribution

Not currently established

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Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

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Selected Resources

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Academic
  • EDIS - Khapra beetle

    • University of Florida.¬†Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.

    • Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY372

Citations
  • 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].