- Hind coxae contiguous or closely approximated
- Pronotum hood-like; head deeply inserted into the pronotum underneath, head not entirely visible from above- Pronotum with posterolateral carina but carina not present along entire lateral margin
- Tarsal segment 1 shorter than segment 2 and segment 3 also shorter than segment 2- Antennal club segments 1 and 2 cup shaped and strongly transverse
The genus Apate is characterised by:
- Body length: 5.5-32.0mm
- Elytra dorsal apical end with 2-3 prominent ridges- Apical declivity abruptly truncated and armed with 2 or 3 pairs of projections
- Clypeus anterior margin not concave and usually with a single toothlike, smooth triangular projection in the middle.
There are 15 known valid species in this genus.
Genus Sex determination:
- Pronotum with anterior angles with a hooked tooth (Males), unarmed (Females)- Antennal club segments without pits (Males), pitted (Females)
- Frons without a crown of brush or hair (Males), with a brush or hairs (Females)
Diagnostic characteristics of this species include:
- Body length: 21.0-32.0mm- Frontal teeth short, triangular and dorso-ventrally compressed
- Each granule on middle pf basal half of pronotum with a very small puncture- Frons covered with a brush of very dense reddish hair
- Elytra sculpturing appearing swollen and varicose-like- Granules in the middle of vertex about same size as the lateral granules
- Rim of apical border of apical declivity narrowing towards the sutural angle of each elytronSource: Graham Goodyer 2008 (unpublished) Identification of Bostrichid beetles to Genus and Species.