Khapra beetle countries

​​​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, in the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Democratic Republic of)
  • Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Cyprus
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • GuineaBissau
  • India
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, (Republic of)
  • Korea, (the Democratic People’s Republic of)
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos (People’s Democratic Republic)
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sudan (South)
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania (United Republic of)
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

The following commodity groups from the above mentioned countries are considered infestable agricultural commodities in relation to possibility of Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) infestation. (Note: this applies to all commodities, whether commercially produced or non-commercially produced):

  • Seeds
  • Spices
  • Plant gums and resins except those chemically extracted
  • Meals and Flours of plant origin
  • Dried and semi-dried dates
  • Dried Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Dried vegetables excluding freeze dried vacuum packed goods
  • Unprocessed agricultural products excluding fresh fruits and vegetables


  1. Inherently infestable commodities may be processed in ways which eliminate existing insect infestation and maintain them in that condition by packing in insect-proof containers. These commodities are considered non-exposed. Exposed means the commodities are not processed and/or maintained in this manner and are exposed to possible insect infestation. Please refer to specific commodity cases in the Biosecurity Import Condition System (BICON).
  2. In addition to Khapra beetle being associated with commodities from certain countries, the beetle is also detected on conveyances such as shipping containers, as well as non-plant goods. It is the responsibility of overseas exporters and Australian importers of goods into Australia to ensure conveyances, such as shipping containers, and other goods are clean and free from Khapra beetle.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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