Paper Violin Beetle

This 3D puzzle kit contains all parts to assemble the Violin Beetle without glue. The Beetle body is made of black cardboard. The shield is made of matte (the yellow) or metallic paper and available in different colors.

Size: 11×9,2×2,7 cm

11,75 incl VAT

SKU: Violin Beetle Category:

Get creative with this 3D Paper Violin Beetle Insect!

Insects are so cool and we now have the new Violin Beetle available! You can take the insect life into your home decoration in a very animal friendly way. All our paper creations are made with FSC-paper. And so is this 3D paper Violin Beetle insect. Assembling this 3D paper Violin Beetle insect is like a mindful journey. The feeling of joy when you are ready with assembling this beautiful Beetle is great!

The Violin Beetle kit contains:

  • 1 black template for the body.
  • 1 colored template for the shield.
  • A paper stand.
  • A sheet with clear instructions.

You don’t need any scissors or craft knife to assemble this paper Violin Beetle yourself!
After assembling you can add a few dots of glue to keep your Beetle in the most perfect shape, but it is not necessary.

Violin Beetle facts:

The Scientific Name of this cool beetle is Mormolyce PhyllodesViolin Beetles can reach a total length of 0,6 to 1 cm. These beetles have a flat leaf-shaped, shiny black or brown body with distinctive violin-shaped translucent elytra, so that is why they have this special name. Their characteristic mimicry protects them against predators and their flat shaped body allows them to dwell in soil cracks or under the bark and leaves of trees to hide. They look like a leaf and that is mostly why predators won’t see them. They have very long antennae and their legs are long and slender.

When they defend themselves, they release a poisonous butyric acid. The larvae live between layers of bracket fungi. The development of the larve takes 8–9 months, and pupation lasts 8–10 weeks. Adult Violin Beetles fly from August to November. This species can be found in rainforests of Southeast Asia.

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