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世界上最恐怖害虫之一 于芝加哥海关被发现

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小编摘要:粮食里有恐怖害虫?美国海关官员最近从印度运来的大米中发现了极其顽强和具有破坏性的甲壳虫。

 

在美国土壤里发现了世界上最可怕的害虫之一。上周,海关官员在一袋来自印度的十磅重的大米中发现了这种叫做Khapra甲虫。
One of the world's "most feared" pests was discovered on American soil. The Khapra beetle, in larva stage, was identified by customs officials last week in a 10-pound bag of rice that came from India.
在一次新闻发布会,海关边境保护机构把这种虫子描述为“世界上最顽强和破坏性的害虫之一,因其具有能破坏粮食的能力而产生于存储过程。”
In a press release, Customs and Border Protection described the bug as "one of the world's most tenacious and destructive stored-produce pests because of its ability to damage grain."
这种甲虫起源于南亚但已侵入北非,中东甚至欧洲和南非的部分地区。
The beetles originated in South Asia but have invaded parts of northern Africa, the Middle East, and even Europe, Asia and South Africa.
这种叫做Khapra的甲虫早在1953年已侵入利福尼亚1953。这次害虫的侵扰直到1966年才消灭掉,其代价是15, 000,000美元的花费。
The Khapra beetle first invaded California in 1953. The infestation was not eradicated until 1966, at a cost of $15 million.
在今年,海关专家已截获该甲虫100次,他们在新闻发布会汇总表示,“相比较而言,在2005和2006年才三次到六次,而在2007年至2009年平均数也大约在15次每年”。
Customs specialists have intercepted the beetle 100 times this year, "compared to three to six per year in 2005 and 2006, and averaging about 15 per year from 2007 to 2009," the press release says.
巴尔的摩太阳报报道说,粮食运输被拒绝甚至不需要一只活的甲虫,其他物种则没有以此种方式处理过。
The Baltimore Sun reports that grain shipments do not even require a live beetle for the entire supply to be rejected. No other species is treated this way.
尽管拦截边境的数量越来越多,这种Khapra甲虫仍未侵入美国的粮食供应。
Despite the increase in the number stopped at the border, the Khapra beetle has not made it into the American grain supply
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2011-08-26 15:38 编辑:颜麦粥
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