Plumaris tripidius


The Plumaris tripidius (Purple disco beetle) can be found in dive bars and dance classes worldwide. They are usually purple and black with crazy embellishments on their wing covers, but come in a startling array of patterns and ornamentation. This species is 7.5cm long (3″) x 5cm wide (2″) x 5cm tall (2″). They enjoy jumping around on light up floors and doing ‘the frog’.

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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 sequins and ivory silk threads over silk fabric. Under the elytra are delicate wings in a reclaimed grille: black mesh with tiny buttonhole stitched edges. The antenna and legs are wire, hand wound with cotton threads. It is embellished over its thorax with cotton and silk threads. 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.

All of my beetles include free worldwide shipping. For international orders this is untracked/uninsured. Contact me if you would like to upgrade your shipping!

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Dimensions 7.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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