by Claudine Zap
As if hurricanes and earthquakes weren’t enough, there’s another menace to worry about: the discovery of one of the world’s “most feared” pests, now on U.S. soil. Meet the Khapra beetle. The bug, in larva stage, was identified by Chicago customs officials in a 10-pound bag of rice that came from India. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol describes the bug as “one of the world’s most tenacious and destructive stored-produce pests because of its ability to damage grain.” And worse, “Infestations can result in up to 70 percent grain damage, making products inedible and unmarketable.” There’s more.
Quoted from Khapra Beetle Bugs U.S. Border Patrol on Yahoo! Buzz Log
Search by mon Name A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P A reader bought a used couch recently and found some tiny brown worms or larvae in it. Appearance. The confused flour is 3-4 mm in length, the larvae are about 6 mm long. The adult is red-brown in color and the larvae are a light honey Tags: common, species, pests, food, FLIES, kill flies, Sphaerocerid Flies, Identification of Sphaerocerid Flies. Top of Page. Click to enlarge image. These small flies have dark colored bodies and are about 1/8 inch in length Report a biosecurity concern Currently selected; Animal pests and diseases. Avian Influenza or Bird Flu. Bird biosecurity; Global avian influenza outbreak