Mecynorrhina oberthuri

(Fairmaire 1903) - Mecynorrhinella oberthuri, Krajcik

 

Coleoptera, Cetoniidae, Goliathini

 

 

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Mecynorrhina oberthuri decora Mecynorrhina oberthuri male
Mecynorrhina oberthuri 66mm Mecynorrhina oberthuri decora female
Mecynorrhina oberthuri decora mating scene Mecynorrhina oberthuri, one male feconds usually various females several times
Mecynorrhina oberthuri egg, you can see the larvae trought the egg shell! Mecynorrhina oberthuri freshly hached larvae, 4mm
Mecynorrhina oberthuri larvae is moulting (sloughing its skin) Mecynorrhina oberthuri 3rd instar larvae
Mecynorrhina oberthuri emerging scene Mecynorrhina oberthuri rising from its cell (cocoon)
Mecynorrhina oberthuri decora Männchen Mecynorrhina oberthuri is active also at night
Mecynorrhina oberthuri unicolor, yellow form. Photo Jungle Jewelry Japan Mecynorrhina oberthuri unicolor, one of the variuos yellow form. Photo Jungle Jewlery Japan
Mecynorrhina oberthuri decora, one of the variuos yellowish forms. Photo M. Polacyk Mecynorrhina oberthuri decora, one of the variuos yellowish forms. Photo Ales Obst
Mecynorrhina oberthuri unicolor orange. Photo Maurizion Gigli Mecynorrhina oberthuri unicolor, interseting orange variety. Photo Jungle Jewlery Japan
Mecynorrhina oberthuri decora, the most common form. Mecynorrhina oberthuri decora females are good flyers.

 

(C) Photos:  Heinz Rothacher, Aigle -  h-r-@gmx.ch 

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 > M. oberthuri breeding information/Zuchtanleitung/Conditions d'élevage: http://home.tiscalinet.ch/insects

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Mecynorrhina oberthuri

This beautiful insect is a member of the Flower Beetles, Cetonids. It can be found in the tropical lands of Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. This beetle used to be considered as one of the rarest of the world. A new sub-specimen has been found in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania in 1992. Some confusion exists in the naming of the colour forms and variations within the 'oberthuri' tribe.

 

Belle cétoine

Malgré sa rareté, M. oberthuri n'est plus menacé par les collectionneurs grâce à l'élevage de l'espèce. Il est relativement facile d'élever cette belle cétoine sous nos latitudes. Le cycle de vie dure une année. La particularité de ce coléoptère est qu'il montre une grande variété de dessins et de couleurs sur ses élytres et sur son thorax.

 

Bunter, grosser Rosenkäfer

Mecynorrhina oberthuri wird als "Treasure of  Tanzania" genannt.

Es gibt noch zwei andere Arten in der Mecynorrhina Familie: Mecynorrhina ugandensis (Uganda, Zaïre) und Mecynorrhina torquata (Kamerun).

 

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