Jewel beetles or Metallic wood-boring beetles are usually a brilliant, metallic green, red, or blue color. The iridescence common to these beetles is not due to pigments in the exoskeleton, but instead to iridescence in their cuticle. This species of jewel beetle, Chrysochroa rajah, has its second pair of wings carefully spread. Its green wings are common in Thai folk art.
► 6” H x 6” W x 1¼ “ D. (choose frame color: black, walnut, white)
► Tru-Vue UV blocking conservation glass (so colors/details won’t fade)
► Gallery quality shadowbox frame
► Archival materials (Acid and Lignin free mounting papers)
► Hook attached to back to hang on wall (Frame can also stand on its own)
► Natural history story about the specimen comes on a vintage style museum label.
► Professionally made by an entomologist in Sonoma County California.
► Gift box, tissue paper and info about butterfly origin and care of display.
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