Chrysina gloriosa jewel beetle

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This listing is for a single adult glorious scarab beetle, Chrysina gloriosa. Sold unsexed. These are considered by many to be the most beautiful beetle in the US. Adults feed on juniper foliage/needles and will eat beetle jellies to some degree. This is not a long-lived species as adults but their beauty and deadstock value is worth the price of seeing them alive too! Moderately easy to breed. Fresh stock. Order multiples if you hope to breed them.

More photos at Bugguide.net where they simply and uniquely describe the identification of this beetle as “unmistakable.”

If you breed them, larvae can be raised on oak flake soil and then successfully pupated without clay, but more and more successful keepers are using it to line the bottom inch or so of the enclosure later as the larvae approach metamorphosis/pupation. Here is an Amazon Affiliate link (we get a small commission on your purchase) for a product that we use and recommend: Georgia Red Clay

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Weight .15 lbs

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