Pie-Dish Beetle

Embaphion cf. contusum


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Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $20 (Contact for availability)
Adults: $5/each (Contact for availability)


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  • Adult Size: 18 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Dry.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Currently being researched.

Pie-dish beetles are amusing darkling beetles with curved elytra and pronota, resembling the edges of a pie dish. Due to their undemanding care needs and hardiness, they do well in mixed darkling species enclosures. Breeding is very easy as long as a substrate of leaf litter and wood is provided. Large larvae can be removed for pupation in deli cups filled with compacted dirt.