What is the lifespan of a Goliath beetle?
Question: What is the lifespan of a Goliath beetle?
Answer: There various species of the Goliath beetle (Genus: Golaiathus). The eggs typically hatch 12 to 14 days after being deposited. The four instars of the larval stage will last around four months until they reach about 100 grams of weight and are around 5 inches in length. The adults live about three months.
The largest of the Goliath beetles is Goliathus goliatus. Adults range in length from 80 to 115 mm, making it the largest and most massive of all insects. It occurs in West Africa and surrounding regions. The larvae live in soil and feed on decaying organic matter. The adults are strong flyers, and their loud buzz when flying often attracts attention.