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Beetle Species with Short Pupae Stage


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I've noticed that a lot of beetle species (particularly stag/ rhino beetles) have pupae stages that last for years, but their adult stage lasts only a few months. This makes them kind of impractical to keep as pets. Are species of larger beetles that do not have such long larval stages?

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Years as pupa? Not true... Maybe in hybernation but not as pupa. Lucanus elaphus takes less than a month for females and barely over a month for males.


I think they just mean as larva and pupa. Like how D. granti can take two years to reach adulthood.

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