Allomyrina Dichotoma Posted May 4, 2022 Report Share Posted May 4, 2022 I've skimmed and searched these forums and I'm getting a lot of people just saying that importing beetles or even just having non-native beetles is illegal. I would like some sources on this because in my research according to, 7 CFR 330, the section in the Code of Federal Regulations that pertains to pests, beetles and insects that do not pose a risk to plants as defined in the terms; "Any living stage of any of the following that can directly or indirectly injure, cause damage to, or cause disease in any plant or plant product: A protozoan, nonhuman animal, parasitic plant, bacterium, fungus, virus or viroid, infectious agent or other pathogen, or any article similar to or allied with any of the foregoing." It is a fact that the majority of Dynastae beetles are not plant pests and could not possibly be plant pests because their larval forms only eat rotting, already dead wood. It is also a fact that customs workers are not the best at knowing things, and that beetles get caught in customs anyway. This does not make them illegal though. If it really is blanketly illegal to even own then could somebody get me some sources to prove that? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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