Tasmania's Simson's Stag Beetle

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Tasmania's Simson's Stag Beetle

40.00cm H x 40.00cm W
Drypoint (drypoint engrave print+ watercolour, on quality archival art-paper)
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wildlife, Insect, beetle, endemic_ fauna, Stag-Beetle, Tasmania, Australia, threatened_species
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Available as Ltd Edition:
Artist will donate 25% to Bob Brown Foundation Inc. from sale of this work.
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$250 USD

 Tasmania’s endangered Simpsons Stag Beetle (Hoplogonus simsoni) is a flightless, glossy blue-black beetle found only in a small area of north-eastern Tasmania. This ground-dwelling beetle reaches up to 32 mm in total length.
It has enlarged mandibles (jaws) which, in their resemblance to the antlers of a male deer (or stag), give these beetles their name. The jaws are mainly decorative though, as this beetle does not hunt as it does not eat!!  - all their necessary bodyfat is accumulated in the pupae/larval stage while it is developing underground: and this is also why it has such 
 miniscule eyes  It lives in leaf litter on the floor of mature wet eucalypt forest, damp forest, rainforest and mixed forest. A deep layer of accumulated leaf litter is vital to the survival of this species.

Available Editions of this Artwork

Edition Info Edition Size Dimensions Edition Price
Simson's Stag Beetle (Hoplogonus simsoni) | Drypoint Print (signed/numbered) Open 40.00cm H x 40.00cm W $250.00 USD

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