The Atlas Beetle is a very large species of beetle, found in Southeast Asia. Males have three prominent horns they use to fight each other in order to gain mating rights with females. The species is named for Atlas, the giant of Greek mythology who supported the skies.
Making the beetle is a precise and delicate task. The body is made of brown cardboard. The wings are made of unique metallic paper to mimic a shimmering effect.
You can mount this impressive Atlas Beetle on your wall or you could let this beetle shine on your desk, shelf or table.
It takes about 45 minutes to assemble the Atlas Beetle.