Palo Verde Beetle encased in Resin as a Paper Weight.
Derobrachus geminatus, also known as the palo verde beetle, palo verde root borer, or palo verde borer beetle, is a longhorn beetle native to the American Southwest and northern Mexico which derives its name from the palo verde tree. It is one of the largest beetles in North America and can reach up to three and a half inches in length. Derobrachus adults are black or brown in color, have long antennae, and spines on the thorax which form a collar around the “neck” of the beetle. They have wings and can fly, albeit awkwardly at times. Mature beetles emerge in the summer to mate. They do not eat, and rely solely on their energy reserves until they die in about one month. Not harmful to humans, but can bite if forced to defend itself.
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*No animals are killed for this purpose.
All specimens are obtained as roadkill or donated after natural deaths.
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