genus: HEGEMUS White 1845
species: pluto Raffray 1880
remark:-
wild habitat: species habituated in the remanent primary forests in southern and western Ethiopia
origin: Ethiopia, 3/2002 leg. Malec Petr
wild imago size: 35-50 mm
breeding difficulty: difficult, just as for below mentioned species - feeding larvae is the most problematic part of breeding this interesting species, japanesse breeders breed them successfully as seen on photos

       
Hegemus pluto - wild caught specimens

   
Hegemus pluto - captive breeding

  
Mountain with symbolic name "pluto" - ... and the same view one year later



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