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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Khapra Beetle

The khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Everts) is one of the world’s most destructive pests of grain products and seeds. Khapra beetle and associated host material are regulated by the USDA under authority of 7 CFR 319.75.  While khapra beetle is not known to occur in the U.S., khapra beetle interceptions at ports of entry have dramatically increased recently and the pest risk potential of khapra beetle is high.

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