This framed violin beetle gets its common name because of its resemblance to a violin. Its flat elytra (wings) allow it to squeeze under bracket fungi and tree bark. This family of beetles (Carabidae) contains over 29,000 known species and are often called ground beetles. This species (Mormolyce phyllodes) is framed in a gallery frame with UV blocking glass.
Framed VIOLIN BEETLE Details:
• 99% UV blocking conservation glass and acid & lignin free mounting papers.
• Gallery quality wood shadowbox frame with hanger
• Antique style museum label with natural history story about the specimen.
• Gift box
• Handmade in Sonoma County California