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Amaurodes passerinii L3


Larvae of Amaurodes (mecynorhina) passerinii

after disappearing from the hobby for many years, they are finally back!

Please read full description for info and rearing recommendations


Look: black velvet body with yellow polka dots

Male and female differ as males have a fork shaped horn

size: 30 to 40 mm

Natural habitat: larvae from import 2021 beetles in St Lucia, South Africa

These larvae were captive bred in Belgium

Food imago: ripe fruits, beetle jelly, bee pollen as an important source of extra protein

temp/hygro: 25°C-30°C/70%-90%

Food larva: oak or beech peat / compost soil with white rotten wood from oak or beech / flake soil.

Pupal Cell: Sand needs to be added for the cocoon phase. cocoon phase needs to be rather dry and colder (18°C-22°C). cocoon phase lasts 3-4 months. Adults will emerge during the summer rain seasons, so occasional spraying is recommended.

communal or individual rearing: both communal and individual works as long as there are protein supplements as of L2/L3


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