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Mecynorrhina torquata ugandensis L3 couple


male + female L3 larva of Mecynorhina torquata ugandensis

A large African flower beetle with many color variations.

Please read full description for info and rearing recommendations


Look: matte green or blue (as per the parents) with black legs.

Imago: male and female look very different due to the cephalic horn. size 40 – 90 mm

Natural habitat : Uganda

These larvae were captive bred in Belgium

Food for the imago: ripe fruit, beetle jelly

temp/hygro: 16°C – 25 °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 / additional protein in the form of zucchini or gammarus is accepted but not a necessity for breeding large adults.

The pupal cell will need to be dug up and placed on top of the substrate to obtain a good metamorphosis in drier conditions

Communal or individual rearing: communal as of L3, or individual all the way.

cycle completion: 8 to 18 months depending on temperature.


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