Apate (genus)

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Apate monachus - frontal view of female (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker, Museum Victoria
Source: PaDIL

Apate Fabricius, 1775

The genus Apate contains around 30-40 species of elongated beetles that are found mainly in Africa. They breed in trunks and branches of trees, mainly in dead or dying trees. However, some species can also attack living trees. For example, Apate monachus attacks fruit trees in the Mediterranean region.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: