DEVELOPMENT OF THE KHAPRA BEETLE (TROGODERMA GRANARIUM EV.) ON THE KERNELS OF MALTING BARLEY AND ON MALT.
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2002;52(1):61–64
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The khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Everts) is one of the most harmful storage pests found on quarantine lists of all the EPPO member countries. The authors, therefore, undertook observations on the duration of the development of the khapra beetle on barley malt and on the kernels some malting barley varieties, referring the results obtained to the duration of the pest’s development on wheat grain, which was used as the control environment is very important. The results seem to prove that although the development of the khapra beetle on barley grain and on malt differs in the duration of particular developmental phases, the differences observed did not have any significant effect on the physiology of the insect.