genus: ATRICHELAPHINIS Kraatz, 1898
species: tigrina (Olivier, 1789)
wild habitat: Widely distributed species mainly in the eastern part of South Africa
origin: South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, I/2014; I/2017
wild imago size: 12-15 mm
breeding difficulty: Medium. Species relatively easy to breed and reproduce in captivity. Lifecycle in first generation took four months with no tendency to hibernate at any developmental stages.



genus: ELAPHINIS Burmeister, 1842
species: irrorata (Fabricius, 1798)
wild habitat: Common flower feeder, variable in colour pattern.
origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape
wild imago size: 11-13 mm
breeding difficulty: Medium. Larvae are easy to breed on any organic matter containing rotten wood. Up to 30% of sand is advisable to add to the substrate before pupation to help larvae create strong cells. Kept all under the same conditions - few specimens hatched after two months of pupation, the rest stayed in diapausis inside cocoons as prepupae for another 3-4 months.

genus: PARELAPHINIS Holm and Marais, 1989
species: moesta (Gory et Percheron, 1833)
wild habitat: Rather rare species. Species is often found in dunghills of Hyrax.
origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape
wild imago size: 12-14 mm
breeding difficulty: Unknown.

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