Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Eleodes spinipes macrura Adults!

At last, several of my Eleodes spinipes macrura are finally reaching maturity, with more pupae developing and more larvae nearing pupation as I write this! 😁

So far I've had four females emerge; two perfect ones, one with a slight dent in one of the elytra, and one that had one of it's elytra completely messed up and also it's abdomen punctured somehow, so it died shortly after maturing. The other three females are doing great though, and I can't wait to see a male soon! 😁

Here are some pics of one of the teneral females, they all have yet to fully darken:

Teneral adult female, flashlight shining through elytra

Teneral adult female, dorsal view

Definitely a very impressive species, though as you can see their elytra are filled mostly with air, E.obscura definitely have them beat in terms of sheer mass. Still, these are one of the largest Tenebs in the US, and it's amazing to have reared some to maturity with relative ease! 😄 They definitely appear to be a more forgiving subspecies than E.s.ventricosa, would like to try my hand at breeding those too though, just to compare.

Anyways, that's gonna do it for this update, thanks for reading, hope you all enjoyed, stay safe, and I'll see you all next time! 😉

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