Mecynorhina torquata ugandensis 5

Here are some of my latest results in the breeding of the ever beautiful african Cetonid species Mecynorhina torquata ugandensis.

In 2011, I cross-breeded my blue line with a wild-type line and these were the results:

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All of my adult beetles had the same pattern, showing blue/green on the thoracic area and orange-brown elytrae with a hint of pink.

These are beetles of the present F2 generation (2013):

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Sometimes there are exceptions giving other colour patterns!

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More will follow (many more pupae are hatching)!

Update: here are more hatched beetles (beautiful patterns and colours):

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This is a very big male of 76 mm; unfortunately the elytrae did not close 100%, but the result is still very satisfying!

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