... UK Buyers ONLY 50 Buffalo Beetles Livefood Clean Up Crew CUC. Here are some pictures of the just the male: Whilst the female does not have the huge antlers of the male she does still have a small pair of mandibles and is very beautiful as you can see in the pictures below: All beetles start their life cycle as a larva, or grub, and in the case of the world's largest beetle species these grubs can get to a very large size before pupation. Rainbow Leaf Beetle Facts Firstly, the term Rainbow Leaf Beetles serves as the common name for the gorgeous Chrysolina cerealis. Where are Stag Beetles from? Not only are their wings a pretty rainbow color, but their bellies are as well. The English name is derived from the large and distinctive mandibles found on the males of most species, which resemble the antlers of stags.. A well-known species in much of Europe is Lucanus cervus, referred to in some European countries (including United Kingdom) as the stag beetle; it is the largest terrestrial insect in Europe. £5.99. The stag beetle has declined due to a loss of dead wood habitat. Only the male possesses the ‘antlers’, which are infact enlarged jaws. Young are a larva with a segmented body which is white and has a facial patch which is orange. Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI), Different types of protected wildlife sites. Phalacrognathus muelleri or the rainbow stag beetle, is a species of beetle in the family Lucanidae. Since stag beetles can fly into lawns or tunnel underground, controlling them is hard work. Larvae - Rainbow Flower Beetle, (Stephanorrhina julia) £4.00 GBP. The most common stag beetle material is metal. Humidity: High. The male beetle is much larger than the female and only he has the impressive mandibles or 'antlers' which you can see in these pictures. £3.70 postage. Dried Beech Rotten Wood substrate 5litres grub food, Stag, rhino, beetle … Regulated by the Fundraising Regulator. That holds true because it also goes by the name of the Snowdon Beetle. Rainbow stags are called the most beautiful of stag beetles because of their metallic-rainbow color. However, in the UK there are no reports of such observations. Captive breed rainbow stag beetles They are more commonly known as rainbow stag beetles because of their colorful armor. Favorite Add to Rainbow Jewel Beetle (Cyphogastra calepyga) Dried Insect Specimen geoevo. Read our fundraising promise here. The males use them for fighting, with each beetle trying to get them underneath their opponent so that they can use them to turn their opponent over onto their back. Offer small pieces and replace each day to avoid the fruit fermenting. 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