Violin Beetle in Box Frame (Mormolyce Phyllodes)


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A Violin Beetle in a handmade wooden frame mounted on high quality acid free conservation board. The latin and region name are printed underneath the specimen.


The Mormolyce Phyllodes is a species of ground beetles in the subfamily Lebiinae. This beetle can reach a length of 60-100mm (2.4 - 39 inches). These are flat and leaf shaped, with black or brown bodies. Their name derives from their distinctive violin shape. This unique shape is a characteristic mimicry that protects them against predators. The Violin beetles flat body allows them to dwell in soil, cracks and bark. These beetles have a very long head and antennae. 

The Violin beetle feed on insect larvae, they also secrete poisonous butyric acid for defense purposes. Adults fly from August or November.

Latin Name: Mormolyce Phyllodes

Quality: A1 What does this mean?

Sex: Male or Female

Distribution: Can be found in all regions of Asia

Prepared: By our very own entomologists.

Frame: Black wood. Handmade in our workshop.

Frame Size: 6 x 6 Inch.

Please Be Aware: The specimen that you will receive may differ in size, shape or colour very slightly since you are purchasing a natural product.

Where do we source our insects specimens? All of our specimens are purchased from conservation farming projects. Please visit our ethics pages in the menu for details on the type of projects we work with.

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