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[Photo taken by Andre of Pet Insects]

There’s an easy mistake to be made when identifying certain beetles.  The Stephanorrhinas, as Andre found out, are examples of how confusing it can be with getting the names right – and although there are some on the ‘net claiming to be beetle experts, Andre really does know what he’s talking about.

Spot the difference

The differences are subtle and certainly not well defined, as can be seen in the photo above of the Stephanorrhina julia and Stephanorrhina bella (or Aphelorrhina bella).


Andre currently has different beetles for sale *HERE*  They are limited in number, so be quick if you’re serious 🙂

To those of you who don’t know, this person is responsible for me getting ‘the Bug’ ( hehe 😀 ).  If you have any questions, Andre is happy to supply you with factsheets.

Phalacrognathus muelleri

Phalacrognathus muelleri


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