Wooden frame with metallic wood boring beetle (Euchroma Gigantea)

35,00

Unique wooden black frame containing a metallic wood boring beetle (Euchroma Gigantea). The frame is completely air-sealed and is 18 x 18cm. It is also 99% UV blocking for a the preserve of the specimen.

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Description

Euchroma gigantea, the Metallic Wood Boring Beetle or Giant Metallic Ceiba Borer, is a species of beetle in the family Buprestidae, the only species in the genus Euchroma.

Euchroma gigantea is one of the largest of the buprestid beetles (hence the Latin name “gigantea” of the species), reaching a length of about 50–80 millimetres (2.0–3.1 in).

Catoxantha and Megaloxantha are among the few other members of the family that reach a comparable size.

The body of E. gigantea is robust and elongated and the elytra have a wrinkled surface and a metallic green colour with reddish or purplish tinges. The pronotum has a dark spot on each side. The larvae reach a length of about 12–15 centimetres (4.7–5.9 in). The elytra of newly emerged adults have a coating of a yellowish, waxy powder. As the beetle ages this powder wear off.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 3 cm