Definition of khapra beetle in English:
A small dark brown beetle, the larva of which is a serious pest of stored grain and cereal products.
- Trogoderma granarium, family Dermestidae
- It is agreed that the groundnut cargo was infested with khapra beetle at the time of shipment.
- The adults and larvae of warehouse and khapra beetles are identical in appearance and require the skills of a trained entomologist to separate the two species under magnification.
- The Department of Agriculture had planned to destroy the khapra beetles, considered one of the most serious grain-storage pests in the world.
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