This shadow box, from our micro-museum collection, features the underwing of a
Atlas beetle (Chalcosoma atlas)
named after the Atlas Mountains, are notable for its size and its horns that are located on its head. One fascinating fact about the Atlas beetle is that its larvae is known for its fierce behavior. The larvae is capable of biting, even if only touched. It is also known that larvae that live together will fight to the death if there is not enough space or food.
Description: Frame size: 2.75"x2.75", Specimen length: appx 2"- 1 insect underwing in a clam-shell frame with silicone membrane.