Oplostomus fuligineus

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Oplostomus fuligineus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Udo Schmidt
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Oplostomus fuligineus (Olivier, 1789) - (large hive beetle)

This beetle is a parasite of honey bees in Africa. It breeds in dung, but the adults invade honey bee hives and prey on the brood.


Publications covering Oplostomus fuligineus

Apidologie (2017) 48, 495-503
Benjamin P. Oldroyd and Michael H. Allsopp (2017)
Risk assessment for large African hive beetles (Oplostomus spp.)—a review

Apidologie (2016) 47, 35-47
Felicien Amakpe, Lina De Smet, Marleen Brunain, Jorgen Ravoet, Frans J. Jacobs, Wim Reybroeck, Brice Sinsin and Dirk C. de Graaf (2016)
Discovery of Lake Sinai virus and an unusual strain of Acute bee paralysis virus in West African apiaries

Apidologie (2013) 44, 11-20
Ayuka T. Fombong, Fiona N. Mumoki, Elliud Muli, Daniel K. Masiga, Richard T. Arbogast, Peter E.A. Teal and Baldwyn Torto (2013)
Occurrence, diversity and pattern of damage of Oplostomus species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), honey bee pests in Kenya