Flamboyant Flower Beetle
Did you know?
- Flamboyant flower beetles are part of the scarab beetle family.
- They live in forests in Central Africa.
- They have a bright, shiny green coloration on their exoskeleton.
- Male beetles have long forked horns.
- Their conservation status is unknown.
Scarab beetles come in many dazzling colors, including green, blue, black, or even gold. There are more than 20,000 diverse species of insects in the scarab beetle family. They include: the sacred scarabs (like this species); the dung beetles, which roll animal droppings into balls and bury them; and the Goliath beetle, the heaviest insect in the world.
Flamboyant flower beetles are members of the scarab beetle family native to central Africa. They feed on flower nectar, pollen, and other sweet substances like tree sap and fruits. Male beetles have long forked horns which they use to compete with other males for access to female beetles in order to mate.
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild
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