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Diplognatha gagates (Forster, 1771)

Synonyms:
Scarabaeus carbonaria De Geer, 1774
Size : 25 – 30 mm
Origin : Widespread species south of the Sahara
Origin of farmed population : Cameroon
Temperature : 20-25 ° C
Humidity : Medium to lower
Length of development : 3 – 4 months
Food for adults : banana, pear, BeetleJelly
Food for larvae : Mix of leaf and cows (3: 1)
Special requirements : Low substrate humidity at the pupa stage
Difficulty of breeding : medium; females do not lie well – the presence of larvae of other, preferably small species of goldfinches has proved successful (Petr Malec, www.flower-beetles.com)
Subspecies :
Diplognatha gagates holoserica Bainbridge, 1842
Diplognatha gagates silicea MacLeay, 1838
Other known species :
Diplognatha blanchardi Schaum, 1844
Diplognatha crampeli Fairmaire, 1893
Diplognatha inaequalis Schürhoff, 1942
Diplognatha mhondana Moser, 1901
Diplognatha montana Kolbe, 1892
Diplognatha pagana Harold, 1879
Diplognatha preussi Kolbe, 1892
Diplognatha purpurascens (Fabricius, 1792)
Diplognatha subaenea Duvivier, 1891
Diplognatha viridichalcea Kolbe, 1897
Diplognatha viridula Janson, 1877