khapra beetle

khap·ra beetle

noun \ˈka-prə-, ˈkä-\

Definition of KHAPRA BEETLE

:  a dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granarium) that is native to the Indian subcontinent and is now a serious pest of stored grain in most parts of the world


Hindi & Urdu khaprā, literally, destroyer
First Known Use: 1928


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