Framed Elephant Beetle - Xylotrupes gideon

A stunning specimen mounted lovingly in a black frame. 

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Also known as "Elephant Beetle" this stunning specimen - Xylotrupes gideon - has been mounted lovingly in a black frame made from recycled products.

This beetle belonging to the scarab family is also known as the Elephant beetle. It is often founding suburban areas of Queensland's coastal towns.They can be seen lying under street lights during summer months in Brisbane Queensland but can be found at any time of the year in the tropical north. Rhinoceros beetles are also seen in large groups on Poinciana trees.

This stunning beetle has been set on a white matt board to highlight its amazing reflective colours. It is a REAL Elephant beetle, and has not been enhanced or altered in any way.

Hang it on the wall as a lovely feature. Ideal for curious kids, collectors, or classroom units on bugs and insects.

Age: 5+

What You Get

Xylotrupes gideon in A Frame. Origin is Australasia. The frame is black and measures 14.5 x 14.5cm. Presented in a recycled cardboard gift box.

More About The Specimen

This insect is REAL and natural! It has not been altered, enhanced or otherwise modified from its natural colour.

Many of the framed insects we carry are ranched/farmed specifically for the purpose, and do not include any species that are regarded as rare or endangered on CITES.

Your purchase actually aids environmental conservation by encouraging the indigenous caretakers to maintain host plant areas.

The frames are not made from real wood. Ethical concerns over deforestation in many third world countries has led to the use of timber substitute framing. All frames have glass fronts with a hook ready to hang. The use of recycled cardboard in the carry boxes also makes this product the complete eco-friendly gift.

Care Of Framed Insects

All frames are fumigated and are professionally prepared however Museum mites may occur. Mites can be detected by the presence of black dust underneath the bug. If this occurs immediately place frame inside a plastic bag and put into freezer for 72 hours. This will kill all mites. Keep framed specimens out of direct sunlight and humid areas.



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Length (cm) 18
Width (cm) 18
Height (cm) 7
Age Group 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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