Preserved Dragon Faced Harlequin Beetle 'Acrocinus Longimanus' from Papua New Guinea


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A beautifully presented preserved wood boring beetle 'Acrocinus Longimanus' from Papua New Guinea.
This specimen is framed with a moss green colored wooden frame shadow box. This beetle is also called the Dragon Faced Harlequin Beetle.

This large tropical long-horned beetle has a distinct red, black and orange markings on its wing covers. The harlequin beetle is also distinguished by its extremely long forelimbs, which often extend longer than the entire body of the insect.

The harlequin beetle is native to and widespread throughout southern Mexico and South America. It usually burrows a nest in trees covered in bracket fungus in order to have better camouflage for its larvae. Young beetles will live in this tree hole for 4 to 12 months before finally burrowing through and emerging from the wood. Harlequin beetles are known to host a group of species known as pseudoscorpions. These tiny arachnids live on their abdomens, resulting in a commensalist relationship that causes no harm to individual beetles.

Size: Height 9.75" x Width 9.75" x Depth 1.5"
Weight: 1 pound

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