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What's that beetle? Diagnostic tools for exotic khapra beetle

Agarwal, M.ORCID: 0000-0002-8781-3850, Wang, P., Xu, W., Al-Shuwaili, T., Ren, Y., Szito, A., Guthrie, N., Hair, S., Emery, R. and Byrne, O. (2017) What's that beetle? Diagnostic tools for exotic khapra beetle. 2017 Research Findings: Bulletin 4.08 Sustainable Harvests .

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Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) is one of the major quarantine pest of Australia. The economic consequences of an incursion of this species would be very serious as the pest is difficult to control by existing methods, threatening an estimated $1.83 billion in Australian annual export revenue. Australia would also lose our premium (Khapra-free) market reputation, which is valued at $4.9 billion. The risk of incursion and establishment of this species is increasing significantly as Australia continues to grow imports of grain, grain products and animal products.

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Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: School of Veterinary & Life Sciences, Murdoch University
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