Lot B71

Cyclommatus metallifer



Java, Indonesia


wood base | glass

Available in Dubai

Approximate price USD - 300 $

1 100,00 AED


Lot Essay

Dive into the captivating world of entomology with our stunning Cyclommatus metallifer stag beetle, perfectly preserved in a glass cloche that offers an immersive 360-degree observation experience. This rare specimen, hailing from the lush environments of Indonesia, is not just an exotic display piece but a window into the intricate world of these magnificent creatures. Cyclommatus Metallifer: A Gleaming Treasure Dazzling Metallic Hue: Named for its striking metallic coloration, this stag beetle exhibits a range of hues from deep blacks to rich browns and vibrant golds, making each specimen a unique piece of natural art. Remarkable Sexual Dimorphism: Witness the extreme differences between the sexes, with males boasting significantly larger sizes and impressively long mandibles, used in combat for mating rights. This feature highlights the fascinating natural selection and sexual selection processes at play. Majestic Mandibles: The male’s enlarged mandibles, not just a symbol of strength but also an evolutionary adaptation, are supported by larger head muscles compared to females. This adaptation is key to their survival and reproductive success. Sensory Sophistication: Explore the high density of mechanoreceptors along the mandibles, allowing the beetle to modulate its powerful bite and avoid damage, showcasing nature’s intricate design. Tropical Habitat: Originating from the tropical and subtropical climates of the Maluku Islands and Sulawesi in Indonesia, the Cyclommatus metallifer thrives in environments where it feeds on sap, flowers, and fruits. Scientific Significance: This species serves as an important model in genetic and evolutionary studies due to its notable sexual dimorphism and the role of hormones and genes, like the doublesex gene, in its development. Ideal for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Whether you’re an avid collector, a nature enthusiast, or looking for that perfect, unique gift, this preserved Cyclommatus metallifer in a glass cloche is an exquisite choice that adds a touch of elegance and mystery to any setting. Ethically Sourced: Our specimens are ethically sourced, ensuring the conservation of their natural habitats and promoting biodiversity. This meticulously preserved Cyclommatus metallifer is more than just a decorative item; it’s a piece of the natural world’s complexity and beauty, preserved for a lifetime of appreciation. Add this stunning beetle to your collection and enjoy the allure of one of nature’s most fascinating creations, all from the comfort of your home or office. Don’t miss the chance to own this exceptional piece of entomology.

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