Accepted name:

Carabus (Damaster) blaptoides blaptoides (Kollar, 1836)

Synonyms

Carabus pseudooxuroides (G.Hauser, 1921); Damaster lewisii Rye, 1872; Damaster hanae Chu, 1967; Damaster lineatipennis G.Hauser; 1921; Carabus lewisii (Rye, 1872); Damaster obsoletus G.Hauser, 1921; Carabus hanae (Chu, 1967); Carabus lineatipennis (G.Hauser, 1921); Carabus brevicaudus Imura & Mizusawa, 1995; Damaster pseudooxuroides G.Hauser, 1921; Carabus blapsoides Lucas, 1866; Carabus goliath A.Morawitz, 1886; Carabus multiseriatus (G.Hauser, 1921); Damaster multiseriatus G.Hauser, 1921; Carabus obsoletus (G.Hauser, 1921)

Size: 40 – 55 mm
Origin: Japan
Temperature: -5 – +23°C
Humidity: medium
Substrate humidity: medium
Development time: about 3 months
Food for adults: snails, preferably of the genus Cepaea and Arianta, insects, fruit
Food for larvaey: snails are important for successful development; they also occasionally accept dead insects and fruits
Special requirements: beetles overwinter at temperatures of -5 to +5 ° C for 2-5 months; larvae do not need to be kept individually, they do not endanger each other; pupae in a 10-15 cm deep layer of sandy-clay substrate;
Breeding difficulty:easy with proper feeding and low temperatures