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Emerald Euphoria (Euphoria fulgida) F2

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Euphoria fulgida, the Emerald Euphoria - captive bred generation F2 is now emerging.  The original stock was collected in Kansas, from thistle flowers.  They measure around 17 mm, on average.  This species has a long larval diapause after making a cocoon.  The cocoons are made using clay soil - they don't seem to be able to form cocoons properly using organic substrate, as Gymnetis thula does.

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Interestingly, the larvae grow to a much larger size than would seem necessary to produce an adult beetle of this size.

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Congrats on breeding this neat little native, they sure are pretty! 😁

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7 hours ago, Hisserdude said:

Congrats on breeding this neat little native, they sure are pretty! 😁

They're small, but yes, they make up for it in color!

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I'm super jealous! Hoping to find some of these this year. 

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Cocoons of Euphoria fulgida, in a 64 oz. container - 

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