A small mesmerising beetle.
Look: mirror green elytrae and copper legs
Imago: male and female look identical and can only be identified via the dent in the abdomen. size 20 – 30 mm
Natural habitat : China Nepal mountain region
These larvae were captive bred in Belgium
Food for the imago: ripe fruit, beetle jelly
temp/hygro: 20°C – 30 °C / 70%-90%
The larvae will require diapause for 3 months in a cold environment during winter to ensure ample ovipositing by females.
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.