Look: black body with yellow polka dots and golden wings. Males have elongated fluffy tarsi and a small cephalic horn. Females have a more compact build with fuzzy elytrae.
Imago: 25-35 mm
Natural habitat : Zambia
Larvae from wild import 2021
These larvae were captive bred in Belgium
Food for the imago: ripe fruit, beetle jelly
temp/hygro: 18°C – 30 °C / 70%-90%
Food for the larva: oak and beech peat / regular household vegetable compost mixed with rotting oak and beech leaves / white rotten wood from beech or oak is also accepted
Pupal cell: dry sand is required for pupation when larvae start their wandering phase. cocoon stage lasts 3-4 months and adults will emerge during the rain seasons, – this is why spraying water is advised.
Communal or individual rearing: communal rearing is advised but make sure to provide a really large rearing box and protein supplements
cycle completion: 10 to 14 months