Yellow-bellied Beetle

Pachnoda flaviventris

This brightly patterned beetle really does have a yellow underside. It is a strong flyer, widespread and commonly observed in nature, much like our native June beetle in the United States. Eggs are laid in the ground and the grubs, or larvae, burrow and feed in compost and dung, then pupate within small earthen cocoons.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: World of the Insect
lifespanLifespan: Up to 1 year
ecological roleEcological Role: Decomposer
habitatHabitat: Fields and forests
dietDiet: Ripe fruit and flowers