Real Stag Beetle in Acrylic Paperweight
Stag beetles are a group of about 1,200 species of beetles in the family Lucanidae, presently classified in four subfamilies. Male stag beetles use their jaws to wrestle each other for favoured mating sites in a manner that parallels the way stags fight over females. Fights may also be over food, such as tree sap and decaying fruits. Despite their often-fearsome appearance, they are not normally aggressive to humans. hey, along with rhinoceros beetles, are often bought as pets in Japan.
This specimen is perfectly preserved in clear acrylic resin and contains a real insect or ocean creature. Specimens are imported from suppliers worldwide and are regulated by US Fish and Wildlife and the US Department of Agriculture. Typically, these pieces are used in the classroom to supplement an intriguing lesson plan, but these can also make a dramatic display in your home, as well!
Entomology is a branch of zoology focused on the identification of insects and has become an increasingly common hobby, with butterflies and dragonflies being the most popular. Whichever collection of bugs suites your fancy, these home décor accessories are sure to set any room of your home apart from the rest with a fascinating display of an appreciation of life and insects!
- The photo above is an example, yours may vary from size and or color
- Length: 4.5in
- Width: 2in
- Height: 1in