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Plusiotis (=Chrysina) gloriosa (page 2)

The larvae and pupae of P. gloriosa.

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Some 3rd instar larvae of P. gloriosa.  It is said that the larvae of this species develop best when a 100% decayed hardwood substrate is used, and no composted leaves are added.  Thus, their requirements are more like those of Stag beetles (lucanids) than Rhinoceros or Flower beetles.  Also, it is important to place some large pieces of wood in the substrate, since this species builds a one-sided pupal cell which requires a structure to which to attach.

Photo courtesy of Fan Lin.

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Plusiotis (=Chrysina) gloriosa (3rd instar larvae) - Image  Fan Lin

 
Plusiotis (=Chrysina) gloriosa (pupae) - Image  Fan Lin
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The pupae of P. gloriosa.  Ordinarily, these would be encased within pupal cells, but they have been removed here for photographic purposes.  They are of the same dark amber color as nearly all scarab beetle pupae.

Photo courtesy of Fan Lin.

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