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Moving from flower to flower to feed on pollen, these beautiful scarab beetles act as pollinators.  Male striped love beetles have forked horns they use in shoving matches for food or combat for females.

striped love beetle

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Their shells seem to have a prismatic quality, refracting the ambient light to give the green of their carapace a rainbow tint.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Eudicella gralli


Tropical scrubland

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

Rotting fruit, pollen and tree sap