EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/081

Trogoderma granarium does not occur in Austria

As already stated in EPPO RS 2001/131, Trogoderma granarium (Coleoptera: Dermestidae – EPPO A2 List) does not occur in Austria. The NPPO of Austria recently confirmed that the situation has not changed. In 1953, 1 living specimen of T. granarium was detected in a consignment of imported grain in a storage facility near Wien (Faber, 1953). Since 1953, the pest has never been reported again from Austria. A national survey was carried out in 2009/2010 in Austrian mills and storage facilities and did not detect the pest.
The pest status of Trogoderma granarium in Austria is officially declared as: Absent, intercepted only.


NPPO of Austria (2011-03).
Faber W (1953) [Khapra beetle: a new storage pest for Austria]. Der Pflanzenarzt 6(11), 1-2 (in German).