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⨂ BULK Larvae - Hercules Rhino Beetle, (Dynastes lichyi)

⨂ BULK Larvae - Hercules Rhino Beetle, (Dynastes lichyi)

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

The listing is for bulk quantities of beetle larvae, 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.

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:

UK - Royal Mail Standard (NO live arrival guarantee)
UK - Royal Mail Special Delivery (live arrival guarantee)

*Orders are despatched collectively once a week every Monday. The cut-off time is Sunday 6pm (British Time), and any orders placed after the cut-off will scheduled for despatch the following Monday.*

Orders are shipped at the buyer's own risk.
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*Disclaimer: These insects are non-poisonous and pose no harm when treated with gentle care, aligning with our commitment to the welfare of all living beings.*

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