Dark Green Metallic wood-boring Beetle (Megaloxantha bicolor assamensis)

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Dark Green Metallic Wood-Boring Beetle

Introducing the Metallic Green Wood Boring Beetle (Megaloxantha bicolor assamensis). Professionals in entomology will adore this breathtakingly beautiful preserved insect, which originates from Thailand.

This incredible and unique beetle, known scientifically as Megaloxantha bicolor assamensis and originating from Thailand, is an absolutely stunning specimen to add to any entomology collection. This magnificent creature boasts a remarkable deep green coloration with striking yellow spots on its body; creating a vivid contrast that is sure to captivate the eye. Its large size and glossy wings give it an impressive presence no matter the scale of your entomology display.

As a species, Megaloxantha bicolor assamensis is a member of the Buprestidae family of beetles; also commonly called jewel beetles or metallic wood-boring beetles because of their glossy iridescent colors. The larger and more spectacularly colored jewel beetles are highly prized by insect collectors. The elytra of some Buprestidae species have been traditionally used in beetlewing jewellery and decoration in certain countries in Asia, like India, Thailand and Japan.

This exquisite species has several unique features that make it an ideal addition to any insect enthusiast’s collection. First and foremost, they are highly active bugs, often seen scurrying around with great speed. Secondly, they possess unusually long legs which make them appear taller than other varieties of beetle. Finally, when disturbed or threatened they are known to produce loud squeaking sounds; truly making them stand out amongst other insects!

This unique specimen has many remarkable features that make it ideal for display or research. Its two-tone coloring provides excellent contrast to its deep brown antennae and legs, making it very easy to identify. Additionally, the Megaloxantha bicolor assamensis Beetle has a series of fascinating ridges running along the length of its body that give off a unique iridescent sheen in certain lighting conditions. When opened, the wingspan can reach up to 5 cm and features a set of large wingsthat are mesmerizing when viewed closely.

Latin name: Megaloxantha bicolor assamensis

Length: 70mm

Grown in the heart of Thailand, this gorgeous specimen is an excellent piece for any collector/photographer.

Excellent specimen and of A1 quality, cleverly packaged to ensure safe arrival.

Photograph size does not indicate the insects’ actual size, and color may vary slightly due to photographic equipment lighting.

Please note, due to the nature of this item, the specimen which you will receive may differ slightly.

More species available in store!

These species are not protected under any law and are not part of CITES, it is perfectly legal to own this taxidermy specimen.

Sourced in accordance within the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

For your peace of mind: All our specimens are either captive bred or from sustainable sources.
Your purchase helps conserve wildlife habitat for farming insects in third world countries. We do not sell endangered species or species taken from the wild.

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