Larvae - Hercules Rhino Beetle, (Dynastes lichyi)
Common name - Hercules Rhinoceros Beetle
Scientific name - Dynastes hercules lichyi
The listing is for 1x beetle larva, of the largest beetle species in the world, where the current world record specimen has been measured at just over 180mm.
These are CAPTIVE BRED in my collection, with this stock originating from Colombia, South America.
This is a different, uncommonly-kept subspecies of the normally available Hercules Beetle. The regular Hercules Beetle subspecies is Dynastes hercules hercules from Guadeloupe Island, whereas this subspecies is Dynastes hercules lichyi from Colombia. Whilst these do not reach the same mind-breaking size, the wings of D. h. lichyi are much deeper orange in colour than the normal D. h. hercules, and has fewer brown spots.
The adult beetles feed on a variety of fruits such as banana, apple, pear, peach and watermelon. The larvae feed on decaying wood and leaf litter.
Beetle Larvae Care Sheet:
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