Huhu beetles are common in native and exotic forests, where their larvae feed on rotting wood. They are one of New Zealand’s larger beetles, with a body length of 5 centimetres. Adults cannot eat, and live for only two weeks. In this time they mate, and females seek out fallen logs or dead branches where they can deposit their eggs.
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