Khapra beetle target risk countries
Please note the list of khapra beetle target risk countries is subject to change.
Global detections or reports of khapra beetle are actively monitored and reviewed by the department. The department will liaise with affected trading partners and advise stakeholders on updates to this country list through industry advice notices and BICON alerts.
Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) is a destructive pest that can reproduce rapidly in stored products under hot conditions and is a significant biosecurity risk to Australia.
Khapra beetle is found throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The department has identified the following countries as those where khapra beetle is present:
- Burkina Faso
- Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Iran, Islamic Republic of
- Saudi Arabia
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Syrian Arab Republic
- United Arab Emirates