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Golden long-horn beetle brooch hand embroidered entomology

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As if plucked from the pages of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Gold Bug.

With the help of the gold beetle, and a cryptogram, the protagonist is lead to the spot where he finds a buried chest filled with coins and jewelry. Along with two skeletons.

What a lovely way for the mystery to turn out.

A beetle is the key that leads to riches and a happy ending.

The actual "gold-bug" in the story is not a real insect. Instead, Poe combined characteristics of two insects found in the area where the story takes place. The Callichroma splendidum, though not technically a scarab but a species of longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae), has a gold head and slightly gold-tinted body. The black spots noted on the back of the fictional bug can be found on theAlaus oculatus, a click beetle also native to Sullivan's Island.

Product Description:

I’ve carefully embroidered this longhorn beetle with gold and black threads, using  raised stitches give it a bit of relief. Encased in an oval gold tone frame measuring 55 x 40 mm.  Brooch clasp on the back. Delivered with a handmade drawstring pouch.

For beetle enthusiasts, ladies and gentlemen alike! Add to your collection...or start your collection today.

 

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