Flower Beetle (Dicronorrhina
derbyana layardi) Family- Cetonildae.
They originate from Namibia. Only 2 maggots survived
to become adults, out of 20. I think they are very
picky towards what they are fed on, and take a long
time to readjust to a new substrate. One have to
make sure to not keep the cocoons too moist, other
wise they tend to die. It is always a good idea
to Crack the cocoon, thus ensuring that even if
it gets too dry, they are still able to make it
out alive and well :)!
Females: get 35- 38mm long.
Males: get 35- 50mm long.
Diet: Larva; Oak, Chestnut and Birch. Beetles;
Apples, Bananas, etc. especially soft sugary foods.
Adult beetle making its way out.