DescriptionCREEPY CRAWLY INSECT DISPLAY
Not for the faint-hearted, this impressive display contains specimens of: the world's largest Jewel Beetle, Euchroma gigantea; the Harlequin Beetle, Acrocinus longimanus with its lovely patterned wings and incredibly long forelimbs; Callipogon armillatus, the well-named Giant Longhorn Beetle; the Rhinoceros Beetle Golofa claviger, equally well-named for its remarkable vertical horn; the gigantic grasshopper Tropidacris cristata; a member of the Tettigoniidae Bush Cricket, or Katydid subfamily Pseudophyllinae with its pretty red and green wings; Blaberus gigantea, the Trinidad Giant Cockroach; the Giant Cicada Quesada gigas; a spindly-legged Red-Brown Whip Spider, or Tailless Whip Scorpion, of the Paraphrynus genus; a representative of the populous Avicularia genus, the jumping rain forest spider; and 2 Pamphobeteus antinous, the Bolivian Blue-Legged Tarantula, one entirely black and the other with strong purple coloring to its upper legs. Both of these last specimens boast huge curved fangs, visible from the underside - the 19 5/8-inch square case is glazed on both sides for a full three-dimensional view of the specimens and framed in mahogany.
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