Apriona (genus)

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Apriona germari (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Ben Sale
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Apriona Chevrolat, 1852

This genus of long-horned beetles is found in eastern and southern Asia and parts of the Pacific. It contains around around 40 species and several of them are considered pests. The larvae live in the trunk and branches of broadleaved trees, weakening the trees and reducing the quality of the wood. The adults feed on the bark of trees. For example, Apriona germari is found in parts of India and eastwards up to China. It infests mulberry, poplar, willow and other trees.


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