|A newly emerged female inside her pupation
cell. These beetles remain inside their cells for at least a few
weeks following emergence from the pupal skin. During this time,
their exoskeletons harden and darken. By the time the insect breaks
free of the cell, its body will be completely solidified and ready to face
the world outside. There is a time during emergence from the pupal
phase when the actual flight wings are visible, but they are neatly folded
under the elytra prior to leaving the cell.