Latest Khapra beetle Stories

2011-01-06 06:10:00

An imported shipment of rice was intercepted at Los Angeles International Airport that contained one of the world's most destructive grain and seed pests, US Customs officials said Wednesday. US Customs and Border Protection said the so-called Khapra beetle was discovered last week in a shipment of Indian rice arriving from Saudi Arabia. The shipment was quarantined and destroyed. Entomologists from the Department of Agriculture identified the pests as Khapra beetles, which are among the...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.