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Blister Beetle - Species in Resin

Blister Beetle - Species in Resin

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Material: Blister Beetle (Mylabris phalerata) in a square resin casing.

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.
Resin block measures approx. 1 3/4 inches tall by 1 1/8 inches wide.

This item is perfect as a paperweight, educational purposes, a gift, a great conversation starter or personal use.

Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment and other organisms. Insects heavily impact agriculture, chemistry, biology, human/animal health, molecular science, criminology, and forensics.

Many insects have an important history throughout the world's cultures. Today, many civilizations use insects as a form of food. In ancient civilizations, insects had a special metaphysical use. Some insects were used to predict the weather, such as the way spiders weaved their webs. Certain insects, such as scarab beetles, were used to communicate with the dead. 

*Please allow for some variations of insect positioning due to the natural material.
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