Federal Government steps up biosecurity fight against khapra beetle

Samantha Townsend
Updated December 29 2020 - 1:36pm, first published 1:30pm
Khapra beetle is a threat to the Australian grain industry. Photo: Department of Agriculture Western Australia
Khapra beetle is a threat to the Australian grain industry. Photo: Department of Agriculture Western Australia

It's considered one of the world's most destructive pests of grain and horticulture - and now the tiny insect has hitchhiked it's way onto Australian shores.

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