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khapra beetle

[kah-pruh, kap-ruh]
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  1. a tiny cosmopolitan beetle, Trogoderma granarium, that is a pest of stored grain and other dried organic matter.
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Origin of khapra beetle

First recorded in 1925–30, khapra beetle is from the Hindi word khaprā literally, destroyer
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