Melolonthinae cyphochilus

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Cyphochilus is a genus of beetle with an unusually bright white body, occurring in Southeast Asia. The beetle is a whiter color than paper or even milk teeth. The whiteness of its body is caused by a thin layer of a highly reflective natural photonic solid in its scales.

Melolonthinae Species. Unusual white beetle known as a Christmas beetle. Chafer scarab family. Solid white and the males have fan like antenna.

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Description

Species: Melolonthinae cyphochilus
Common Name: Christmas Beetle
Origin: Thailand
Frame size: 4 1/2″ square frame
Frame Color: Black
Wood Frame: Finest Handmade Museum Quality Sealed Shadowbox Display.
Glass: 99% UV Blocking Museum Grade Conservation Glass to Prevent Insect Fading.
Background:  Black Parchment Backing.
Materials: Archival & Acid Free materials. Picture Hanger Included.
Description: Cyphochilus is a genus of beetle with an unusually bright white body, occurring in Southeast Asia. The beetle is a whiter color than paper or even milk teeth. The whiteness of its body is caused by a thin layer of a highly reflective natural photonic solid in its scales.

Unusual white scarab beetle known as a Christmas beetle. These beetles are in the chafer scarab family. It is very unusual for beetles to be solid white and the males have fan like antenna.