Philadelphia CBP Finds Destructive Khapra Beetles in Household Goods Shipment from Saudi Arabia

September 20, 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists encountered an alarming discovery when they found 60 live Khapra Beetle larvae, 25 cast skins, and 25 dead adults comingled within rice in a household goods shipment from Saudi Arabia in Philadelphia on Sept. 12. The Khapra Beetle is considered one of the world’s most destructive insect pests of grains, cereals and stored foods and remains the only insect in which CBP takes regulatory action against even while in a dead state.

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