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Cantao ocellatus +20mm

Cantao ocellatus +20mm

The Death Head bug from the family Scutelleridae (sometimes called the stink bug or shield backed bugs) resembles a skull-like face when inverted. Indigenous peoples believe that this bug is an omen and death to your family will result if this bug is killed. It was discovered in 1778 by British entomologist Dru Drury. This species masses in dense groups of several hundred on fruit trees and are considered as a pest as they feed on the young shoots and sap of valuable crops such as Cashew trees, corn and cotton. The bright colour is said to warn predators of its toxicity. 

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  • Our frames are not air-sealed. This will allow you to repair your butterfly, beetle or other insect should it become necessary. Since our insects specimens have been professionally preserved and dried, we guarantee that your display will last and look wonderful for a very long time. Therefore, air sealing is merely a personal choice and not a necessity.  This also allows for inside frame cleaning from time to time such as interior glass due to organic out gassing over time and is natural.
  • We may substitute a different size frameset in same color depending on variability aspects such as insect size and product availability.
  • Most artworks are shipped within a week of ordering but may require a few days longer to prepare some insects.
PriceFrom $7.77
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