The beetle is a Protaetia niveogutatta, a small flower beetle from Vietnam.
the necklace is made from zinc alloy.
The beetle is emerald green with yellow polkadots on the elytrae.
It was symmetrically prepared and then cast into UV protected epoxy resin to fit the pendant and maintain a glass like shimmer and clarity.
The back of the pendant is completely transparent, which allows you to study the beetle’s belly as well. This also means that it will always match the colour of your outfit, whether it’s resting on bare skin or a piece of garment.
The item you see in the pictures, is exactly what you will get. Only 1 was made.
The necklace comes with a protective natural cotton baggie and a specimen card with info about your beetle.