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Protaetia speciosa cyanochlora L3


L3 larvae of P.s.cyanochlora, the sapphire of Persia!

These larvae have already been diapaused and are ready for pupation in a few months.

Please read full description for info and rearing recommendations


Look: metallic blue body

Male and female look identical, yet females can be distinguished by a triangular shape on their butt

size: 25 to 30 mm

Natural habitat: Zagros mountains, Iran – imported 2018

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 with white rotten wood from oak or beech / flake soil

A 3 month diapause during winter for the larvae is necessary in the pursue of offspring. Larvae can be diapaused in a temperature range of 6 to 10 degrees celsius when the larvae have grown into large L3’s of about 7 grams. after diapause, larvae will build their cocoon in spring and emerge in early summer.

communal or individual rearing: communal with protein supplements as of L2/L3


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