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What scarabaeidae beetle has the worst adult lifespan?

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I’d imagine it’s some kind of ruteline, but I’m not sure

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12 hours ago, Garin said:

Any scarab that I am trying to keep alive?

:lol: lmao holy crap. Same, but with larvae.

I'd have to cast a second vote for the winner being some sort of Rutelinae.

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Adult Pleocoma have vestigial mouthparts; reliable sources say the grubs live 9-13 yrs (female adults can live a yr, but males are not flightless and appear to last a short time)

Unfortunately, Pleocoma was moved by hairsplitting taxonomists into its own family, so it isn't a true scarab now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some true scarabs are also eatless though, including at least some Cyclocephala

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