> Porphyronota hebraea (Zambia) >> from Tanzania >>> from South Africa

genus: TRYMODERA Gerstaecker, 1867
species: aterrima Gerstaecker, 1867
subspecies: duvivieri Schoch, 1897
origin: Zambia; near Lusaka, leg. J. Touroult 3/2007
origin2: Tanzania; 40 km N from Songea, leg. Petr Malec 1/2011

       
> Trymodera aterrima duvivieri (photo J. Touroult, 2007) >> Trymodera aterrima duvivieri >>> Trymodera aterrima (wild habitat in Tanzania)

genus: NIPHETOPHORA Kraatz, 1883
species: hildebrandti Harold, 1878
origin: Ethiopia, near Finchawa ; leg. Petr Malec 5/2008

species: kivuensis Antoine et Holm, 1993
origin: Zambia, near Kapiri Mposhi ; leg. Petr Malec 2/2005

species: carneola Burmeister, 1847
origin: Uganda, NP Lake Mburo ; leg. Petr Malec 11/2006

species: maleci Legrand, 2004
origin: Ethiopia, Sof´Omar ; leg. Petr Malec 5/2003

wild imago size: May grow up to 20 mm (sp. carneola) usually around 15 mm
note: Unlike other beetles from diplognathini group Niphetophora has completely different breeding habits and larvae morphology. Lifecycle is relatively long with 3-4 months pupal phase and pupae may decease when not treated properly and kept in rather dry substarte. This fact makes this beetle difficult to keep.



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