Blue Beetle Australia

Xylotrupes australicus (Rhinoceros Beetle)

Breeding Kit

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The rhinoceros beetles will be available from November to March.

We only have a limited number of them available each year, if your interested in being notified once they are available, please contact us we will put your name on the waiting list.


For Breeding Kit:

You will get

  • 1 x bag of Premium Primary Fermented Flake Soil
  • 1 x bag of YUE Beetle-Specific Polypeptide Jelly Beetle Jelly Cups 25g (25 Pack)
  • 1 x Jelly cup holder
  • 1 x 10L Container for the female to lay eggs
  • 1 x 1.4L Container for the male
  • 1 x Breeding guide


Family: Scarabaeidae

Species: Xylotrupes australicus

Common name: Rhinoceros Beetle

Size: 3.5-7 cm long

Life Span: : 12 - 18 months total, (adult beetle lives for around 4-6 months) 

Xylotrupes ulysses australicus can reach a length of 3.5–7 centimetres (1.4–2.8 in). As usual with rhinoceros beetles there is a great difference between the genders. Males are larger than females. They have two chitinous bifurcated horns, a thick thoracic horn and a smaller cephalic horn, which they use to eliminate their rivals during the mating period.  These beetles are shiny dark red, dark brown, or black in coloration. The eyes are located on each side of the head. When disturbed these beetles make a hissing noise, produced by rubbing the tip of the abdomen against the edge the elytra.


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