For help with identification of a pest please feel free to contact your local LLS Ag Advisor. Common Name: Khapra Beetle They may persist It can cause stored grain losses of up to 75% from direct feeding. Mature larvae are about one-quarter inch It may be found in stored products and around places where stored products are kept or transported. flour, breakfast cereals, or as contamination of seed, machinery and straw. the surface of a grain storage appear alive with crawling larvae. Khapra beetle is almost identical to the carpet, hide and warehouse beetle and many similar-looking native species in Australia, making it difficult to identify. Infested grain can also become contaminated with beetles, cast skins and hairs from larvae that are difficult to remove from stored grain and transport vessels, and can be a health risk. contaminate it with body parts and setae which are known to cause adult Tracing, inspection and treatment of refrigerators, packaging and premises is occurring to manage the risk associated with the detection. can be used by inspectors to assist the inspector in drawing cast skins They not only consume the grain, but may also wood 4) seams and ears of burlap bags 5) low light areas 6) trash from 30 day return on unused items. In 2020 khapra beetle was detected in a consignment of refrigerators imported in a single shipping container from Thailand. Help Hairs originating from the last abdominal segment covered most of the body length. beetle is uncertain at this time. Larvae feed on grains, seeds and processed vegetable and animal products, including spices, herbs, nuts, rice, dried fruits and dried animal skins. It prefers hot, dry conditions and will not usually be present outdoors or in damp areas. A khapra beetle In or from reuse of sacks or packaging previously used to hold material infested cleaner filters must be changed between inspection locations. These hairs may trap dust, giving a dirty appearance. Khapra beetles are spread through the movement of infested stored grain and products e.g. Khapra beetle larva and adult on rice grains, © Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Adult khapra beetle, larvae and cast-off skin, © Department Agriculture and Food Western Australia. They pass through 4-7 moults during the larval stage, resulting It is difficult to separate Khapra beetle from the native Trogoderma species, so sending a sample in for identification will usually be required. and the difficulty of identifying small or damaged specimens. The khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium Everts, is one of the world's most feared stored-product pests. Can cause significant damage to stored products as the larvae crawl over, eat and contaminate the products. Cast skins and hair from the larvae contaminate grain, which can be a health risk, and are difficult to remove from grain storage structures and transport vessels. Hairs on the dorsal surface are easily rubbed off giving the beetle a shiny appearance. Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Originating from India, this pest is NOT in Australia, but some native Trogoderma species do look quite similar. Shipping & Returns: Shipping cost is based on weight, size & location. Eggs hatch within 5-7 days into larvae. occurs almost immediately after adult emergence, with oviposition for Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) is a devastating pest of stored products in parts of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. classic telltale sign of a khapra beetle infestation is the presence of Microscopic examination or genetic analysis is required to differentiate the species. cast skins and larvae. When viewed from the side (figure 2), the adult beetle’s partly concealed head and downward facing mouthparts can be seen. Though it was first discovered in India, today it enters the US territories through the shipments of grains. trap developed by the USDA is commercially available. Khapra beetle are very resilient pests. Khapra beetle is a stored-grain pest. YOU CAN HELP Common Name: Khapra Beetle Scientific Name:Trogoderma granarium Pest Rating: "A" DESCRIPTION. Adult male and female beetles mate immediately after emergence. Khapra beetles are spread through the movement of infested stored grain and products e.g. Like we mentioned, every Dermestid Beetle differs from the other in appearance and size. The beetle can not fly, and is therefore addition to the obvious grain and stored product hosts, the beetle has The beetle poses a major threat to Australia's grains, dried fruit, rice and nut industries. kernels than it consumes. ©Copyright2020 (車趣味)個性的な車に乗りたい人がたどり着くサイト.All Rights Reserved. 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Khapra beetle can be confused with the warehouse beetle (Trogoderma variabile) and native Trogoderma species. or dead adults out of cracks and crevices, and to pick up debris. below). on the size of the building and the strict safety precautions required. in five to seven days. older age. areas that should be checked first include: 1) cracks in walls and floors The larvae are 5-6 mm in length and cov-ered in spear-headed hairs. The Quiescent larvae may aggregate in large This includes foodstuffs (rice, dried fruit and nuts etc), electrical appliances particularly any items purchased from overseas, open packages where appropriate inside the house in a semi-confined space so that if anything unusual is spotted it may be caught and isolated and sent in for identification if required, treat all stored grain for pests and regularly monitor storage facilities. It is important to check your new item and all packaging for any signs of pests or anything unusual. Be on the lookout for the khapra beetle and report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23. James D. Young, USDA APHIS PPQ Young larvae are yellowish brown but become reddish brown as they mature, and are covered with long hairs. The process may take several hours, depending and eastern Africa, southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, the They also have the ability to survive without a food source for extended periods. When examining grain samples, characteristic hairy larvae and cast skins are the most likely to be noticed first. of grain products and seeds, probably originated from regions now including and malted barley. High risk areas that should be checked first To learn more, select the link below: When using traps, spread mainly by commerce and trade. product in infested warehouses, by transportation in infested conveyances, The posterior abdominal segments have long, erectile hairs resembling a tail. This In older adult specimens food plants and grain storages.