Giant Flower Beetle Mecynorhina (torquata) ugandensis

Giant Flower Beetle
Giant Flower Beetle
Giant Flower Beetle Mecynorhina ugandensis is native to forests of Uganda. It was previously considered (and is still sometimes classified as) a subspecies of Mecynorhina torquata. The latter, growing to up to 8 cm, occurs in many different colours, including blue, green and red, and different patterns. The adult male has a frontal horn used for fighting rival males. Its lifespan is a year. Diet is soft fruit for adults and rotting leaves for larvae.