Yellow-Bellied Sun Beetle

Pachnoda sinuata flaviventris



Mixed larvae: $10/each
Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $70
Adults: $20/each


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 30 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 75-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Dry.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: (Adults): Banana and apple.
  • Locality: None.

A testament to its easy care, the yellow-bellied sun beetle has been propagated for over two decades in US collections with few issues. The striking belly coloration may serve some strong adaptive purposes, perhaps to confuse potential predators when the beetle drops to the ground and the yellow and blue-black back color disappears to expose the eye-popping yellow belly.