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A Violin beetle (Mormolyce phyllodes) housed in a 10x10" frame.

 

A curious beetle with a flat elytra that is translucent brown and looks like a violin. It is actually a leaf mimicry camouflage that also allows them to hide in tight crevices. When needed for defence they can secrete a poisonous butyric acid!

 

This species can be found from Malaysia to Indonesia.

Violin Beetle Frame

£30.00Price
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  • A Violin beetle (Mormolyce phyllodes) housed in a 10x10" frame.

     

    A curious beetle with a flat elytra that is translucent brown and looks like a violin. It is actually a leaf mimicry camouflage that also allows them to hide in tight crevices. When needed for defence they can secrete a poisonous butyric acid!

     

    This species can be found from Malaysia to Indonesia.

     

    Common & binomial names of the species underneath.

     

    Specimens are mounted on high quality acid free acrylic card.

     

    Free shipping within the UK.

     

    Please note you may not receive the exact specimen pictured. All natural products vary slightly.

     

    To keep your frame looking it's best make sure you display it out of direct sunlight and away from moist environments e.g. bathrooms.

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