Jewel beetles or Metallic wood-boring beetles are usually a brilliant, metallic green, red, or blue color. The iridescence common to these beetles is not due to pigments in the exoskeleton, but instead to iridescence in their cuticle. This framed jewel beetle is from Thailand and the species, Chrysochroa rajah, and has its second pair of wings carefully spread. The outer green wings are common in Thai folk art and can cover an cathedral ceiling made with jewel beetle wings.
What sets our frames apart from the rest?
• 99% UV blocking conservation glass so colors won’t fade.*
• Acid & lignin-free conservation mounting papers.
• Gallery quality wood shadowbox frame with hanger
• Natural history information on antique-style museum label.
• Gift box & tissue paper.
• Hand-assembled in our Sonoma County California BUG studio.
* Highest-rated real framed insect displays in the world.
* Most competitors frame their insect displays with just basic picture frame glass that does not protect the vivid colors from UV rays. We use 99% UV blocking TRU VUE conservation glass, the same used in fine museums around the world.
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