WSBTV.com reported that one of the most destructive beetlesin the world was recently found in luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Had this beetle not been found, it could have cost American taxpayers millions of dollars.
One Of ‘Most Destructive’ Pests Intercepted In Atlanta
The discovery was made while officers inspected a small bag of dried beans in the luggage of two international passengers arriving from India, officials said.
The small beetle larva was slightly larger than a pinhead, officials said.
Entomologists for the Department of Agriculture identified the insect as a khapra beetle, formally known as Trogoderma granarium. (…)
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