khapra beetlekha·pra beetle
a dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granarium) native to S and Southeast Asia, now a destructive grain pest in much of the world
Origin of khapra beetleHindi khapr?, literally , destroyer, akin to Sanskrit k?ayati, (he) destroys ; from Indo-European an unverified form gwhthei(e)-, to swindle, destroy from source Classical Greek phthiein, to waste away
A dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granurium) that is a destructive pest of stored grain, especially in South Asia and Africa.
Origin of khapra beetleHindi khaprā, from khapnā, to destroy, ultimately from Sanskrit k&slowdot;āpayati, he destroys.