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Protaetia niveogutatta L3


L3 Larvae of Protaetia niveogutatta

Please read full description for info and rearing recommendations


Look: matte emerald green body with a metallic sheen in some areas on the elytrae and yellow dots

Male and female can be distinguished through the elongated tibia on the hind legs of the male or via the dent on the abdomen

Natural habitat: Thailand,  Vietnam

These larvae were captive bred in Belgium

Food imago: ripe fruits, beetle jelly, bee pollen as an important source of extra protein for Protaetia

temp/hygro: 20°C-30°C/70%-90%

Food larva: oak or beech peat / compost soil / white rotten wood from oak or beech

A diapause for the larvae is not absolutely necessary since they come from a warm climate. Mating and oviposition happens just fine without it

communal or individual rearing: communal


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