Larvae - Snake Tongue Flower Beetle, (Mecynorrhina harrisii)
Common name - Snake Tongue Flower Beetle
Scientific name - Mecynorrhina harrisii eximia
The listing is for 1x beetle larva, of a RARE species of horned flower beetle. The adults have a spotted back and very large horns tipped in red which resemble red snake tongues.
These are CAPTIVE BRED in my collection, with this stock originating from Cameroon.
This species is closely related to Mecynorrhina ugandensis - the second largest Flower Beetle species in the world after Goliath Beetles.
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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