Hermit Beetle

The Hermit Beetle is a saproxylophagous beetle and a typical representative of species colonizing hollow trees. It grows around 30 mm in length. The hatched larvae undergo development of three to four years, and measure up to 10 cm before pupation. On sunny days, imagoes can often be found to sit on tree trunks, where they emanate a specific odor to which the species owes its Czech generic name (“stinking beetle”).

 

Hermit Beetle

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