ALL ABOUT THE KHARPA BEETLE

BY: JONATHAN HARVEY

SOME INFO ON THIS BUG

The Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium), also called cabinet beetle, which originated in South Asia, is one of the world’s most destructive pests of grain products and seeds. Adult beetles are brownish and 1.6–3 mm long. Immature larvae are up to 5 millimeters long and are covered in dense, reddish-brown hair. The eggs of the khapra beetle are cylindrical with one end more rounded and the other more pointed, about 0.7 mm long and 0.25 mm broad, weighing about 0.02 mg. The pointy end has a number of spine-like projections.The eggs are initially a milky white but over several hours turn a pale yellowish color

THIS IS THE BEETLES CLASSIFICATION.

Scientific classification




Kingdom:



Animalia




Phylum:



Arthropoda




Class:



Insecta




Order:



Coleoptera




Family:



Dermestidae




Genus:



Trogoderma




Species:



T. granarium




Binomial name




Trogoderma granarium
Everts, 1898

THIS DESCRIBES WHY THE BUGS HAVE THESE QUALITIES, THATS WHY THEY WERE IN THOSE KINGDOMS

Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia .

An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Arthropods form the phylum Arthropoda, and include the insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans

Insects are a class of invertebrates within the arthropod phylum that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae.

Beetles are a group of insects which are biologically classified in the order Coleoptera

Dermestidae are a family of Coleoptera that are commonly referred to as skin beetles.

Trogoderma is a genus of beetles in the family Dermestidae

T. granarium is the species