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While in it’s larval stage, the grub spends several months underground consuming broken-down leaf litter and recycling nutrients back into the soil.

flower beetle moving to ground

Did You Know?

Only the males of this species grow a T-shaped horn on their head, which they use to fight off other males during mating season, and for digging.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Dicronorhina derbyana

Sub-Sahara Africa

Tropical forest

3-5 months

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

Fruit and sap