Beauchene Jewel Beetle


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Beauchene Jewel Beetle (Cataxontha opulata)

Are you interested in the morphology and taxonomy of insects? Do you want to acquire a remarkable specimen of the family Buprestidae, also known as metallic wood borers or flat-head borers? Then you need the Beauchene Jewel Beetle, a disarticulated insect in a glass case that will enhance your entomological collection!

The Jewel Beetle is a coleopteran insect from Central and South America that belongs to the subfamily Chrysochroinae, tribe Chrysochroini, and genus Catoxontha. It has an elongate body, nearly oval in shape, but tapered at the hind end into a point. Its hard and flat elytra are metallic dark bluish-green with thick and prominent black costae and two yellow transverse bands. Its abdominal sternum is yellow, adding a touch of contrast to its iridescent appearance.

The Beauchene Jewel Beetle is a disarticulated insect in a glass case that shows the internal and external features of this remarkable creature. You can see the head, thorax, abdomen, legs, wings, antennae, mouthparts, eyes, and other organs of the beetle, all separated and arranged in an artistic and educational way. The glass case protects the specimen from dust and damage, and allows you to view it from different angles.

The Beauchene Jewel Beetle is a perfect addition to your insect collection or display. It is also a great way to learn more about the diversity and complexity of the order Coleoptera, which comprises nearly 15,000 species of jewel beetles worldwide. Don't miss this chance to own a piece of nature's craftsmanship and beauty!


SKU: AP-IA0008
Dimensions: 5.25"L x 8.5"W x 8"H
Weight: 2Lbs
Scientific Name: Cataxontha opulata.
Origin: Malaysia
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