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Macrodontia cervicornis

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SPECIES  Macrodontia cervicornis  Male 

ORIGIN   Peru

FRAME   21.5x29.5xD5cm Made from recycled products. 

DESCRIPTION  AKA Sabertooth Longhorn beetle. Macrodontia means "long tooth", and cervicornis means "deer antler".One of the largest beetles in the world. Possessing a menacing pair of mandibles and a wonderfully camouflaged body with colours of rich tan and black.

Most of this species’ life is spent in the larval stage, which can last up to 10 years, while its adult phase is likely to last no more than a few months during which time dispersal and reproduction take place. The female lays eggs under the bark of dead or dying softwood trees, and once hatched, the larvae burrow into the rotting wood, creating extensive galleries over a metre long and 10 cm wide.This beetle is a collectors joy. Not often stocked. Please note size on mandibles vary with each specimen. 

 

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