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Dynastes grantii ♂♀

Dynastes grantii ♂♀

Western hercules beetles like Dynastes grantii are a horned Scarab Beetle found most commonly in Arizona and the surrounding arid U.S. and Mexican states. Patterns of dark spots on the elytra (wing coverings) vary per individual. The beetle can be an earthy yellow, greyish blue color, or it may appear almost completely black, depending on how wet the beetle is. Males have a long 'horn' used to fight with other males over territory needed for mating. Females do not have horns. Younger males have a darker thorax and head that becomes lighter as they age. Both genders are attracted to light at night. They are not particularly aggressive toward humans. Adults feed on ash tree sap and can be found at higher elevations or in canyons. Grubs can be found in rotting wood, especially sycamore trees. It may take a few years before they mature into adults.

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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.
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