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Khapra beetle

Scientific Name
Trogoderma granarium
Scientific Author
Everts, 1899
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae)

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Commodity Type

  • Grains
  • Stored Products
  • Cotton & other fibres
  • Beans & Peas
  • Rice

Description

Primary hosts: Arachis hypogaea (groundnut), Gossypium (cotton), Hordeum vulgare (barley), Oryza sativa (rice), Panicum miliaceum (millet), Sesamum indicum (sesame), Sorghum sp.,  Triticum aestivum (wheat), Zea mays (corn/maize), other dried stored products.

Secondary hosts Vigna unguiculata (cowpea)

Hosts where status is unknown: Cicer arietinum (chickpea), Helianthus annuus (sunflower), Pennisetum glaucum (pearl millet), Sorghum bicolor (common sorghum), Vicia faba (broad bean).

(CABI 2004)

Lucerne, almond, barley, corn/maize, chickpea, peanuts, dried fruit, oats, pecans, rice, walnuts, miscellaneous foodstuffs.

Source: http://agspsrv38.agric.wa.gov.au/pls/portal30/docs/folder/ikmp/pw/ins/pp/sp/fs02200.pdf

Note:

On PESTD Pest List

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