Khapra beetle

  • Khapra beetle larvae have hairs that can irritate the skin

About the pest

  • Trogoderma granarium
  • 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

More information

Khapra beetle (Department of Agriculture)

Khapra beetle fact sheet (Plant Health Australia)