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Mecynorrhina oberthuri decorata L2


Larvae of M oberthuri kirchneri (decorata)

Please read full description for info and rearing recommendations.


A very rare and exclusive beetle.

Look: matte yellow with black matter patterning

Imago: male and female look different as males have a horn.

size 40 – 70 mm

Natural habitat : Tanzania

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: individual with some protein supplements as of L2

cycle completion: 9 – 12 months depending on temperature.

Tip: larvae can be kept at varying room temperature, but cocoons should not be stored dry and kept at a constant temperature of 23 to 25 °C


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