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Subject: Khapra beetle no longer occurs in Austria
Date posted: November 01, 2001
Source: EPPO Reporting Service
Old Austrian records have mentioned the presence of khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium (Coleoptera: Dermestidae - EPPO A2 quarantine pest), with a limited distribution restricted to grain stores. In 1996 an official monitoring programme was carried out at storage companies in all parts of Austria, and T. granarium was not found. Since that time, the pest has not been found. The Austrian National Plant Protection Organization officially declares that khapra beetle does not occur in Austria.