Lesser Mealworm Beetle

Alphitobius diaperinus


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20 mixed: $5
100 mixed: $20
500 mixed: $75


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 7 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 65-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

These small, omnivorous darkling beetles are a great addition to many tank clean-up crews. They do not disturb other tank mates as long as their numbers are kept low by occasionally removing adults. The larvae are excellent feeders for mantids, assassin bugs, small lizards, and amphibians.