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Blister Beetle in Resin, Mylabris phalerata Pallas

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Description

This type of Blister Beetle (Mylabris phalerata) belongs to the Meloidae family and is sometimes known as the Chinese Blister Beetle or the Banded Blister Beetle. They are called this because of their defensive secretion of a blistering agent. They are sometimes used in traditional Chinese medicine and can be found widely distributed in India and southern China.

The clear resin makes this perfect specimen is viewable from all side. It’s is an excellent addition to any entomology collection or to be used as a scientific teaching aid.

As with all real beetles in resin, size, coloration and positioning can vary slightly. Lucite block measures approx. 1 3/4 inches tall by 1 1/8 inches wide.

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Candace M.
Blister beetle in resin

Exactly what I was looking for. He looks great with his other beetle friends! :)

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Rachel
Blister beetle in resin

Blister beetle in resin

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Nora
Blister beetle in resin

Again, really beautiful beetle and well crafted in the resin. And I really appreciate that you specify that this individual was approved by the FWS to not be irresponsibly taken from its environment. That really made the difference for me. Thank you


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