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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.

yellow bellied beetle on leaf

Did You Know?

Eggs are laid in the ground and the grubs, or larvae, burrow and feed in compost and dung, then pupate within small earthen cocoons.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Pachnoda flaviventris

South Africa

Fields and forests

Up to 1 year

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

Ripe fruit and flowers