Khapra beetle

Khapra beetle

Photo by Ministry of Agriculture and regional Development Archive, Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development, Hungary, Bugwood.org

  • Adults are small (2-3 mm long) and do not fly
  • Spread in infested grain
  • Larvae are hairy and can survive for over a year without food
  • Phosphine fumigation gives poor control
  • If established, it would affect market access

High priority pest of: Grains, Rice, Almonds, Pecans, Pistachios, Walnuts

Scientific name: Trogoderma granarium
EPPRD Category: 2
Life Form: Beetles & weevils (COLEOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol