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kha·pra beetle

 (kä′prə, kăp′rə)
A dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granurium) that is a destructive pest of stored grain, especially in South Asia and Africa.

[Hindi khaprā, from khapnā, to destroy, ultimately from Sanskrit kṣāpayati, he destroys.]
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kha′pra bee`tle

(ˈkɑ prə, ˈkæp rə)
a tiny cosmopolitan beetle, Trogoderma granarium, that is a pest of stored grain and other dried organic matter.
[1925–30; < Hindi khaprā literally, destroyer]
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Among a number of factors contributing to the decline is the notorious stored grain pest 'Khapra beetle'.
Combined insecticidal effects of some botanical extracts against the khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Everts).
He said that a few months ago some rice containers were rejected by the USA because of presence of Khapra Beetle. In this regard, Department of Plant Protection worked together with REAP to uproot the Khapra Beetle problem in rice consignment.
One pest the workshop addressed was the invasive khapra beetle, which can cause up to 30% losses in rice crops annually in Pakistan, said a press release of US Embassy here on Wednesday.
Available this fall, "Hungry Pests Invade Middle School" is the first curriculum created by the USDA that focuses on all 18 species, including the khapra beetle, the Mediterranean fruit fly and the Asian longhorned beetle.
Khapra beetle discoveries from the country's rice consignments, which reduced previous year, have opened to resurface again and some Pakistani rice consignments have been refused through USDA because of presence of Khapra beetle which we have to overcome this time and in the future to give more progress to trade between Pakistan and USA.
Ishfaq told the participants that America had cancelled the rice purchase orders from Pakistan, following the existence of Khapra Beetle in the Pakistani exported rice.
Pakistan's rice export trade suffered another setback last month when Mexican customs officials quarantined 3,000 metric tonnes of its rice after discovering the Khapra beetle in shipping containers.
Trogoderma granarium (Everts) commonly known as khapra beetle is one of the serious pests of stored wheat in Indo-Pakistan causing tremendous loss (Azeem
* Establish or continue monitoring programs for invasive species such as the Medfly, the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) (monitoring in adjacent states that have not previously had this pest), and the Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Everts), a grain and stored products pest.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Processing Industry today transferred the required 17 thousand soms for laboratory tests in Moscow to check whether Chinese flour brought in Kyrgyzstan has melamine, reported press service of the Ministry.When Chinese flour was brought into Kyrgyzstan, specialists of grain and wheat examination center suggested that flour may contain melamine and khapra beetle. Samples of the Chinese flour were sent to the Russian Plant Quarantine Center of the Russian Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service, which said flour had neither melamine, nor kharpa beetle, but only pests.