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Eupholus schoenherrii

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

Introduction to the Reproduction section

This species can also be found in the Male or female? section under the theme Reproduction pros/Reproduction, specimen numbers 7 and 8 (country of origin: Indonesia).

Curator's pick

These magnificent beetles seem to have put on their fanciest clothes. Their bodies are covered with tiny multicoloured scales. Each one more beautiful than the next, they are used as adornment and in both traditional and modern jewelry. The beetles are mainly tree-dwellers and feed on plants (leaves, fruits, sap, pollen and moss).

Theme

We live everywhere

Sub-theme

Tropical forests

Section

Tremendously succesful

Specimen number

11

Country of origin

Papua New Guinea
Scientific name
Eupholus schoenherrii
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Family
Curculionidae

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