Flower Chafer

Flower Chafer Pet Profile

Size 1-2 in (2.5-5 cm)
Lifespan 5-7 months
Active During the daytime
Food Fruit, salad, vegetables
How to keep them In a terrarium
Number of animals At least two animals

Overview

Flower chafers are small, stocky beetles that come in shimmering bright colors. They look like round little dumplings. The most popular are the emerald green flower chafer, the pachnoda marginata and the Derby's flower beetle. They’re perfect for beginners and lovely to watch.

These animals don’t live for very long but, as long as you look after them properly, you can enjoy the next generation. Flower chafers grow to around 1-2 in (2.5-5 cm) and live for around 5-7 months.

Please note: flower chafers are not cuddly pets. They don’t like being picked up or carried. These animals are, however, great to watch.

How to Keep Them

Terrarium: at least 16x12x14 in (40x30x35 cm) per animal (W x H x D)

Flower chafers are easy to keep, making them ideal for beginners.

Flower Chafer Flower Chafer - Photo: Aleksey Stemmer/Shutterstock

Flower Chafer Flower Chafer - Photo: Aleksey Stemmer/Shutterstock

Flower Chafer Flower Chafer - Photo: Guillermo Guerao Serra/Shutterstock

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