Fun with sun beetles

During Love Your Zoo Week we’re highlighting a lesser-known member of our collection – the sun beetle (Pachnoda marginata peregrina).

dzg_sun_beetles_webThese brightly-coloured medium-sized beetles live in in west and central Africa and are commonly found on acacia trees. They feed on ripe fruit, such as bananas, and fly surprisingly well.

They are very easy to care for in captivity and will breed readily which makes them excellent pets!




Love Your Zoo Week encourages the public to visit their local BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres to discover brilliant and exciting projects that are happening right now on their doorstep . . .