EPPO Global Database

Trogoderma granarium(TROGGA)

Distribution details in Taiwan

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, pest no longer present
From NPPO: Absent, pest no longer present
The NPPO of Taiwan informed CABI that in 1980, T. granarium was recorded in rice silos in central areas of Taiwan. However, the pest was subsequently eradicated and has not been reported since 1990 in any nationwide studies of stored grain insects in Taiwan. Specific surveys (2012-2015) in paddy silos, imported rice bins, and rice mills confirmed its absence. T. granarium is listed as a quarantine pest in Taiwan.
* NPPO of Taiwan via correspondence with CABI (2016-12).

* USDA (1983) Pests not known to occur in the United States or of limited distribution. No. 30. Khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium. USDA APHIS-PPQ, Beltsville, USA.

* Yao MC, Chang SC, Tseng JC, Lee CY (2016) [Investigating the current occurrence status of Trogoderma granarium (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in Taiwan]. Formosan Entomologist 36, 33-43 (in Chinese).