Clarasolis pictii
Clarasolis pictii
Clarasolis pictii
Clarasolis pictii
Clarasolis pictii
Clarasolis pictii
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Clarasolis pictii

Regular price $100.00 $0.00 Unit price per
The Clarasolis pictii (Southern sunshine beetle) can be found at beach parties and poolside events across Australia. They are often yellow and white, with golden, lobed antenna and dark yellow legs and mouthparts. This species is 7.5cm long (3") x 5cm wide (2") x 5cm tall (2"). They have been known to indulge in refreshing summer cocktails and snacks. They are particularly partial to salted cashews.

This beetle is completely stitched by hand. Its body is hand dyed woollen felt, stuffed with pure wool. Its wing covers (elytra!) are stitched with cotton and silk threads over silk organza and cotton fabric. Under the elytra are delicate wings in handmade lace. The antenna and legs are wire, hand wound with cotton threads. It is embellished over its thorax with cotton and silk threads, sequins and beads. Many careful hours of stitching went into creating this beetle.

The beetles are designed as delightful shelf ornaments. They contain wires and delicate fabrics that make them completely unsuitable as toys.

These ship from Australia. For local and international orders this is includes tracking which is automatically added at checkout.

Prices are in AUD, Australian dollars.