Flower Beetle (Smaragdesthes
africana oertzeni) Family- , Tribe- .
They originate from Kenya. They take 69- 70 days
to hatch from cacoons. I keep the adult beetles
on Eco Earth, which is much cleaner then the one
that is made for their maggots and does not attract
fruit flys. Then when the eggs are laid, i incubate
them in the soil that they can eat when the eggs
Diet: Larva; Oak,
Chestnut and Birch. Beetles; Apples, Bananas,
etc. especially soft sugary foods.
Beetle larva in cocoon. You can see how it already
starting to grow wings.
Male positioning him self for mating.