genus: PACHNODA Burmeister 1842
species: marginata Drury 1773
remark: beetle with the longest tradition in breedings with very easy reproduction
wild habitat: savannah species, found on Acacia ssp.

subspecies: nominate
origin: unknown, species occurs widely throughout all tropical Africa
origin2: Guinea
origin3: Sierra Leone, Grafton env., 4/2013 leg. Petr Malec
wild imago size: 20-27 mm
breeding difficulty: very easy

subspecies: peregrina Kolbe 1906
origin: unknown, species occurs widely throughout all tropical Africa
wild imago size: same as above mentioned
breeding difficulty: same as above mentioned

subspecies: aurantia Herbst 1790
origin: Guinea
wild imago size: same as above mentioned
breeding difficulty: usually easy, sometimes oviposition is problematic

       
> Pachnoda marginata (unknown origin) >> from Guinea >>> Pachnoda m. peregrina

       
> Pachnoda marginata aurantia (Guinea) >>,>>> Pachnoda marginata marginata (Sierra Leone)

species: ephippiata Gerstaecker 1867
remark: big sized Pachnoda, many transitional and natural hybrid forms are known
wild habitat: common species of eastern and central equatorial african bush
origin: Kenya, leg. Norbert Lang
origin2: Kenya, Mt. Kenya, Nanyuki, 1900 m., 12/2009
origin3: Uganda, near Rukungiri, 5/2009, leg. Petr Malec
wild imago size: 17-28 mm
breeding difficulty: medium difficulty, the only trouble is oviposition, sometimes unachieved

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