Rainbow Milkweed Locust (Phymateus saxosus)

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Phymateus is a genus of grasshoppers of the family Pyrgomorphidae.
Species of the genus Phymateus are African grasshoppers about 70 millimetres (2.8 in) long. Some species at maturity are capable of long migratory flights. They raise and rustle wings when disturbed and may secrete a noxious fluid from the thoracic joint.These locusts feed on highly toxic plants and usually congregate in large numbers on trees and shrubs, arranged in such a way as to resemble foliage. Females of the species Phymateus morbillosus are unable to fly, despite fully developed wings.

Sanaa intermedia comes ready for display – it is expertly preserved so you can keep it looking as beautiful as when you first received it for years to come. Please handle with care as preserved specimens can be very fragile.

This gorgeous specimen is an excellent piece for any collector/photographer.

Latin Name: Phymateus saxosus

Quality: A1

Approx. size: Wingspan varies from 110-120mm.

Distribution: Southern, Central and East Africa, through Somalia and Madagascar to India.

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

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

Where do we source our specimens?
Our specimens are responsibly sourced from sustainable farming projects and never taken from the wild. Your purchase supports the conservation of wildlife habitats for farmed insects in developing countries. We are committed to ethical sourcing and do not offer any species that are endangered or listed on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) list.
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.

At TaxidermyArtistry, we specialize in custom mounting projects and are proud to offer our services to those seeking unique and personalized displays. We use the highest quality materials and techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces that preserve the beauty and intricacies of the natural world.

We have a wealth of experience collaborating with a diverse range of clients, including studios, photographers, and professionals, to bring their projects to life, whether you’re looking to commission a piece for personal or professional use, we would be honoured to bring your vision to life. If you are interested in a commission project, please message us.

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