Melolonthinae cyphochilus

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Cyphochilus is a genus of beetle with an unusually bright white body, occurring in Southeast Asia. The beetle is a whiter color than paper or even milk teeth. The whiteness of its body is caused by a thin layer of a highly reflective natural photonic solid in its scales.

Melolonthinae Species. Unusual white beetle known as a Christmas beetle. Chafer scarab family. Solid white and the males have fan like antenna.

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Description

Species: Melolonthinae cyphochilus
Common Name: Christmas Beetle
Origin: Thailand
Frame size: 4 1/2″ square frame
Frame Color: Black
Wood Frame: Handmade Museum Quality Sealed Shadowbox Display. In an effort to be environmentally conscious and go green, we have taken the step to include some reclaimed wood in the making of some of our frames. Some of the wood shows distressed areas which do not impact the structure or integrity of the frame. We like to think it brings character and uniqueness to the piece.
Glass: 99% UV Blocking Museum Grade Conservation Glass to Prevent Insect Fading.
Background:  Black Parchment Backing.
Materials: Archival & Acid Free materials. Picture Hanger Included.
Description: Cyphochilus is a genus of beetle with an unusually bright white body, occurring in Southeast Asia. The beetle is a whiter color than paper or even milk teeth. The whiteness of its body is caused by a thin layer of a highly reflective natural photonic solid in its scales.

Unusual white scarab beetle known as a Christmas beetle. These beetles are in the chafer scarab family. It is very unusual for beetles to be solid white and the males have fan like antenna.

 

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