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Larvae - Hercules Rhino Beetle, (Dynastes lichyi)

Larvae - Hercules Rhino Beetle, (Dynastes lichyi)

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Common name - Hercules Rhinoceros Beetle
Scientific name - Dynastes hercules lichyi

The listing is for 1x beetle larva, of a gigantic rhinoceros beetles species. The nominate subspecies is famous for holding the title as the largest beetle in the world, where the current world record specimen has been measured at just over 18cm.

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.

Other subspecies of Hercules Beetles are also available:
1. Link to D. hercules hercules
2. Link to D. hercules lichyi
3. Link to D. hercules occidentalis
4. Link to D. hercules reidi
5. Link to D. hercules septentrionalis

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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