The attacks of adult Apate monachus (Fabricius) on pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) and carob (Ceratoniasiliqua L.) trees in a plant nursery in southern Italy was described. The adult beetles produce circular holes andlarge sinuous tunnels on young trees that can involve the trunk and branches. The same plant can be affected bylarge numbers of such access holes. The adults appear during late June and reach a peak during the first threeweeks of July. Given the increase in the spread of cultivation of these trees and, therefore, in the rate of spread of this pest species, further damage to crops is expected.

Apate monachus (Fabricius, 1775), a bostrychid pest of the pomegranate and carob tree in nursery

Bonsignore C. P.
2012

Abstract

The attacks of adult Apate monachus (Fabricius) on pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) and carob (Ceratoniasiliqua L.) trees in a plant nursery in southern Italy was described. The adult beetles produce circular holes andlarge sinuous tunnels on young trees that can involve the trunk and branches. The same plant can be affected bylarge numbers of such access holes. The adults appear during late June and reach a peak during the first threeweeks of July. Given the increase in the spread of cultivation of these trees and, therefore, in the rate of spread of this pest species, further damage to crops is expected.
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