Wooden frame with Rainbow Milkweed Locust (Phymateus saxosus)


Unique wooden black frame containing a rainbow milkweed locust (Phymateus Saxosus). The frame is completely air-sealed and is 18 x 18cm. It is also 99% UV blocking for the protection of the specimen.

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Phymateus saxosus can congregate in large numbers on trees and feed on highly poisonous milkweed plants rendering them toxic to prey. Their highly coloured wings are a warning to any intended predators – they rustle their wings when disturbed and secrete a toxic fluid from their thoracic joint. Its toxicity comes from eating milkweed. The locust lives mainly in Madagascar and local people call the species tumateus.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 3 cm