Dicronorrhina derbyana layardi

Re: Dicronorrhina derbyana layardi

Postby coleosse » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:36 pm

The larvas of beetles eat that some wood and dead leaves. He never affects the alive wood. Thus not palm trees.
The female lays its eggs in the substratum (leaves and wood rots).

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Re: Dicronorrhina derbyana layardi

Postby gekosin » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:47 am

Just a quick question, how long does it take for the larva to hatch from the cocoon they make?
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Re: Dicronorrhina derbyana layardi

Postby coleosse » Sun May 04, 2014 12:22 pm

The larva can put two or three days to make its hull
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Re: Dicronorrhina derbyana layardi

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 14, 2014 12:08 pm

Today I cleaned the substrate a bit and noticed a white sphere. Dug around a bit more and found a few.

I wounder if these are ova/eggs??? I cannot find any pictures on the interwebs, but I cannot guess what else they can be.

Seeing as the adults were collected in my garden anyway, I might just toss these into my compos heap. Lots of rotting material for the larvae to chow.

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Re: Dicronorrhina derbyana layardi

Postby Primogen » Wed May 14, 2014 12:24 pm

Those look exactly like stag beetle eggs so they must be the eggs of your beetles.
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Re: Dicronorrhina derbyana layardi

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 14, 2014 12:45 pm

Thanx Kyle.

Didn't even occur to me to search for pictures of other beetles' eggs!
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