Lot B72

Hexarthrius Parryi

Specifications:

Location:

Java, Indonesia

Size:

12 cm high

Size of beetles:

8 cm

Origin:

Indonesia

Material:

wood base | glass

Detection year:

2023

Available in Dubai

Approximate price USD - 300 $

1 100,00 AED

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Lot Essay

Introducing an extraordinary centerpiece for any collector or nature enthusiast’s display: the preserved Hexarthrius parryi beetle, majestically showcased within a high-quality glass cloche that offers a complete 360-degree view. This striking specimen, originating from the lush forests of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and India, is not only a conversation starter but a piece of natural art that brings the mystery and beauty of the wild into your home or office.

Hexarthrius Parryi: A Marvel of Nature

Impressive Size: The male Hexarthrius parryi can reach lengths of 40–90 millimeters (1.6–3.5 inches), with the Sumatra subspecies paradoxus even reaching up to 97 millimeters (3.8 inches). Females are also notable, spanning 40–54 millimeters (1.6–2.1 inches) in length.

Distinctive Features: These beetles are characterized by their moderately elongate bodies with a non-very shining, basic black color. The males boast long, downward-directed jaws with bifurcated tips and striking yellow or bright orange patches on their elytra. The unique physical attributes, including the sharply angled prothorax and rugosely punctured, broad head, make this beetle a fascinating study.

Diet and Lifecycle: Encased within the cloche, this display tells the remarkable story of the Hexarthrius parryi’s lifecycle, from egg laid in rotten wood to the sap and fruit-feeding adult. The life of these adults spans 6–8 months, a testament to the cycle of life in their native habitats.

Exquisite Detailing: Every aspect of the beetle’s anatomy, from the finely serrated front tibia to the strong lateral spine of the middle tibia and the distinctive brown spots on the forewing, is preserved in exquisite detail, allowing for up-close observation and appreciation.

Educational and Decorative: Perfect for educational purposes, this display offers a unique opportunity to study the anatomical features and lifecycle of a remarkable beetle species. It’s also an elegant decorative piece that adds a touch of natural history and intrigue to any setting.

Sustainably Sourced: Our Hexarthrius parryi specimens are ethically and sustainably sourced from Southeast Asia, ensuring the preservation of their natural habitats and the species’ wellbeing.

This glass cloche display of the Hexarthrius parryi is more than just an item of decor; it’s an homage to the incredible diversity of life on Earth and an invitation to delve deeper into the wonders of nature. Ideal for collectors, educators, or anyone with an appreciation for the natural world, this piece promises to inspire awe and curiosity in all who behold it. Secure your piece of the natural world’s majesty today and own a timeless tribute to the beauty of the insect kingdom.

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