Look: electric green body with 6 black dots
Imago: male and female look identical and can only be identified via the dent in the abdomen. size 20 – 30 mm
Natural habitat : Malaysia
These larvae were captive bred in Belgium
Food for the imago: ripe fruit, beetle jelly
temp/hygro: 20°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
Communal or individual rearing: communal
cycle completion: 8 to 10 months depending on temperature.
Best to provide some sandy compost for the building of the cocoon as they will not pupate in a leafy substrate.The beetles remain dormant for another month or more while still in cocoon.
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