Live larvae of the longest beetle in the world in the lobby of the Regional Museum of Natural History-Plovdiv
Come to us to follow the development of the largest beetles in the world!
In September we started to grow interesting larvae of tropical beetles Goliath and Hercules. You now have the opportunity to see larvae in the early stages, and during the two-year cycle of development of beetles you will be able to follow the impressive changes that occur with them.
The beetles Goliath and Hercules go through 3 phases of metamorphosis until the adult insect is born. Depending on the conditions - climate and food base, the different stages can last longer or shorter.
Hercules is the longest beetle in the world and the largest in America - adult males with elongated horns can reach 17 cm. The name of this remarkable insect symbolizes its strength - beetles are able to lift up to 850 times their own weight , which would mean a person lifting about 65 tons.
The goliath beetle is the largest beetle inhabiting the territory of the African continent, the adult imago reaches 11 cm. Like the hercules in America, the goliath beetle inhabits the tropical jungles of Africa, where the larvae feed on dead wood and leaves. with tree sap and fruits.